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Wildlife In Need visit. Feathered and otherwise
Alex Lemmer, WINC Educational Coordinator with WINC Educational Ambassador "Dakota"
Dakota the Owl flew in to Rotary Monday with Wildlife in Need representatives. WIN’s mission: To provide wildlife rehabilitation to Wisconsin wildlife with the intent to release back to the native habitat, conduct research designed to further the positive impact of rehabilitation, and provide quality community education programs and services. WIN assists 2,900 animals a year, and to date – 48,500. 6 and ½ staff members are assisted by more than 100 volunteers to rehab birds and animals injured or abandoned in the wild.
Fox, owls, snakes, eagles, turtles, pelicans, squirrels, skunks, baby birds and bunnies have been aided through the tireless efforts of this not for profit. Dakota was stolen in 2012, and returned to the Center. He prefers humans to other owls, flies freely about his enclosure, can fly 40 mph, hears a mouse a foot below in the snow, and has 5,000 feathers. Proudly, he still masters the owl pellet.
- Monday, April 11 Pheasant Hunt at Wern Valley.
- Nature Hill Vocational Fair - Friday, May 20 from about noon to 3 p.m. A great way to showcase your business! About 8 groups of eighth graders – 10 in a bunch – rotate between tables. An opportunity to describe vocations, salary, education required, what is expected of you on the job, what you like and don’t like about your job. Visuals, hands on elements appreciated by students. Contact Sarah WB at email@example.com to participate.
- Next Rotary Shorehaven Bingo date is February 22!