Gopher Tortoise Day

Come one, come all to a celebration of all things Gopher Tortoise! In a previous post, we talked about springtime and how it’s a wonderful chance to get outside and experience nature. Well, this Saturday (April 8th) at Upper Tampa Bay Park we will be hosting Gopher Tortoise Day to represent this unique and important…

The Science of Spring

Flowers are blooming and birds are chirping- spring is definitely here! But why does spring affect wildlife in the way it does? Let’s take a look at the science of spring. The Earth travels around the sun; a trip that takes approximately 365 days (one year). During the winter solstice, our hemisphere is the farthest…

Pet Day at MiraBay Market

We love all animals, both wild and domestic! Tomorrow we have the privilege of taking part in MiraBay Market’s Pets Day. While the animals we focus our rescue efforts on are not pet species, we have a deep connection to responsible pet ownership and are excited to get to be a part of this event.…

Aiming High for 2017

Wow! It’s mid-February already and we are just finding time to reflect on last year and share our plans for 2017. Baby season started early which means lots of calls for babies and chicks that require a lot of time and effort. Volunteers are moving into action, tube and bottle feeding babies that have been…

Rehab is Hard

Wildlife rehabilitation is not an easy job. We must have and be able to apply a large variety of skills each and every day. We are required to not only be able to access and apply a large wealth of knowledge, we also have to have the emotional and mental strength to make the difficult…