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Diamond Springs Event: Sierra Wildlife Rescue's March Wildlife Classes

Backyard Wildlife Habitat – March 3

Our March classes begin with Backyard Wildlife Habitat, on March 3, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., where you will be treated to a class, taught by one of our most experienced rehabbers, who is also a member of the Master Gardeners program. Give wildlife a helping hand by learning how to provide important natural foods (e.g. growing certain plants), water, shelter and places to raise young on your property. If you are interested, these tools will also help you to apply for your property to become certified as a National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat. On Thursday, March 22, the class on Rehabbing Raptors will be held. from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. This class will provide basic information on rehabbing orphaned or injured raptors (hawks and owls) brought into SWR. The information will include training in procedures, housing, feeding, health care, and special handling and safety requirements, resulting in successful release back to their natural habitat. Avian Triage, for new and potential bird rehabbers, will be held on March 31, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and will focus on the immediate care for songbirds and others essential for their welfare and overall success in rehabbing. In addition, the class on Rehabbing Foxes, Coyotes and Bobcats, will be held March 31, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. SWR rehabs three of our largest and most fascinating predators, who are sometimes seen but rarely understood. While primarily designed for prospective rehabbers, the class will also teach you about the natural history of each of these species, and why they are so important to maintaining the balance of our ecosystem. Other rehabbing classes, including Baby Bird Nursery Training, will be held in April. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at SWR’s Wildlife Center, 777 Pleasant Valley Rd., Diamond Springs (note our address has changed). Classes are free to SWR Members; a $5 donation is requested from the general public, or you can join SWR as a member at the class. Parking is limited, so please make reservations well in advance with Barbara at 530-621-2650 or email her at barbaraewing@cal.net.
Date & Time
  • March 3, 2018
  • 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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