News from the Wild

Check out some of our latest blog posts to learn about recent wildlife intakes, updates and releases as well as fun stories about our residents and upcoming events. 


A Black-Capped Chickadee in the winter

Black-capped Chickadee: A Different Meaning to Bird Brain

“Bird brain” is a term many have heard used to describe someone as stupid, foolish...
Snow flea closeup

Snow Fleas: Winter’s Active Hexapod And Their Unique Antifreeze Protein

Have you ever noticed tiny black specks on the snow near the bases of trees...
Mated great-horned owls preening eachother

For some raptors, mating season starts early!

Bald Eagles and Great Horned Owls are some of the first birds in Wisconsin to...
Wood frog in ice

Think Spring, and Phenologically!

  Listen to this article on Spotify on our WildPhiles podcast.    I don’t know...
White-tailed deer stranded on the ice

Rescuing White Tailed Deer, Stranded on the Ice and in the Water!

Northern Wisconsin has yet to see any significant snow accumulation. However, it has still been...

Thank You, Our Supporters

We didn’t get this message out for Thanksgiving, but it’s never too late to say...
Rehabbers help an anesthetized fawn,

The Last Two Fawns of Summer 2023

Every spring, we admit baby animals of all sorts, but perhaps the baby deer spend...
two baby raccoons in a cage

Wild Animals Do Not Make Good Pets

You may have heard the saying, “If you love a wild animal, leave it alone.”...
image of baby owls

Co-existing With Wildlife

Co-existing With Wildlife  The Northwoods of Wisconsin is an all-season destination for many. From fishing...

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