l have been a part of a few successful wildlife rescues and educate people on wildlife and environmental issues. We have helped in issues to save wetlands, woodlands etc.to save the precious life within. It is well worth the effort. We can all learn to live and work together. Education is the key. In 2011 I won an education award from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority for the work and photography I do. Habitat is fast disappearing and with it, many species are also declining in numbers. So many species can actually tell us the health of our environment and alert us to problems we need to know about. They all need to be protected.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rehabing wildlife babies

These little chipmunks arrived at a rehab facility at a very young age before their little eyes were open. Mom had had them in a nest on a bus in it's air intake on the engine. Not a normal chipmunk nest. The bus wasn't running right and they took it in to be fixed. Well the little one's lost their mom. Luckily the men found these little one's. And they made their way to a wildlife rehabilitator. A woman who gave them so much tender loving care and patience. Fed them every 3 hours day & night and put her life on hold for them. But she wasn't their mother. And in spite of all her loving efforts the little one's didn't make it. Not many of us ever get to see wee infant chipmunks. If the mother is killed or doesn't make it back to her den the little one's basically starve to death. A terrible death indeed. Some people think it is okay to trap these little treasures and take them to a new place. But it is not okay. It is illegal as well. There are ways to keep animals out of your garden's. I have more trouble with people's cat's. A lot of problems in fact. I am loosing bird's left right and center. THEE # ONE KILLER OF BIRDS IS CATS . Don't get me wrong I love cats. I have 3. But they have their own( well we share it now) screened in porch. They love it. And they sure tell me when another cat is on their turf as well. And look at the lives that could be lost in these photos. Precious innocent lives. Cat's did not kill these wee one's in these picture's. But it happens. I lost a chipmunk last year to the neigbours cat. I saw it take it and I couldn't get out there fast enough. It was gone. I will cherish these photos forever. And hope people may learn from them as well.


Karen Wilson said...

are these the little guys you showed me when we were away? super cute!

all our baby squirrels are running up and down the tree this morning. with the storm last night i was a little concerned. when we went for a walk, we saw a baby blue jay that had been thrown from his nest. parents were up above him, but i don't know what will happen. ashame as he was just not quite flying.

Rick said...

Hi Jennifer. I agree. I have trouble with cats as well. They use my garden as a litter box. And I have lost birds to them as well. I am at a loss as what to do.