Monday, February 21, 2011

Hoots, Howls, and Hollers 02/21/2011

Some important snippets to consider:

Snippet One:

Have you noticed those nurturing vibes running up your spine lately? Perhaps you are getting the urge to help orphan birds this year. The accompanying photos are of a mother (or maybe father) great horned owl who has set up a nest on the second floor patio roof at a local Golf Club. It looks like a nice place for a nest until the winds start to blow and young eager practicing wings are sent loft-ward before they are ready. In many cases like this the babies can’t be returned to the nest. That is when Liberty Wildlife takes over….and this is where you come in.

Snippet Two:

Did you know that Liberty Wildlife has a seasonal Orphan Care Department that nurtures babies sometimes from eggs to fledging from April to the end of August (The “A” months and in-betweens are a very important and busy times for us.) We see over half of the animals of the year during this glorious time. We also see a whole new group of people involved in the rehabilitation of our native wildlife…and I am inviting you to be one of them if you aren’t already involved.

Snippet Three:

Have you got a few hours to spare once a week where you could sign up a friend to spend some quality time together? Our OC shifts run from 7:00 in the morning (remember the early bird catches the worm) and 7:00 in the evening (the last feeding as the babies don’t eat at night…hooray)! The hours of the shifts vary, but each one needs a dedicated volunteer or three to make things happen. We can find one to fit your schedule.

Snippet Four:

Are your super motivated? If so, we are looking for a couple of Orphan Care Coordinators to oversee the Tuesday and Wednesday shifts….the big cheese volunteers! I won’t begin to try to give you the details of this rewarding job in the blog. But, if you are interested in either positions as an Orphan Care Volunteer or a Coordinator, we would be totally delighted to fill you in on the nitty-gritty of the positions.

This is rewarding work. You make great friends. You feel good about giving back to nature, the babies, the community and the environment. And, the bonus of course is that you could arrange it so that you and your pal have an opportunity to visit while you nurture a helpless little creature. You get to see the process from start to finish. You meet like-minded friends. You get to be a hero!

Come join us by calling 480-998-5550 and leaving a message on the Volunteer hotline. You will be called back SOON…I promise!

I look forward to seeing each of you this season with Liberty Wildlife’s Orphan Care machine.

Training begins in March and again in April….be there!

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