You Can Help
There are a variety of ways you can help support our wildlife programs and wild staff:
- Volunteer! We always have need for another volunteer. Visit the volunteer page for a list of opportunities with wildlife.
- Sponsor-a-Wild Critter. Makes a great gift or school project plus your ‘adoption’ helps care for our educational critters.
- Owl Pellets, produced by non-releasable owls at ACNW, are great for classroom or individual learning. Sterilized with an autoclave, each pellet should contain at least one mouse skeleton and each package comes with a diagram of the bones in mouse. Medium sized pellets are $2.00; large are $2.25; proceeds go back into feeding the owls.
- Notecards. Some of the educational raptors at ACNW have been immortalized in beautiful hand-drawn 3X5 notecards — blank on the inside and on the back is their natural and personal history. Packs of 5 notecards are $5.00, proceeds go to support the wildlife program.
- Shop our Etsy Store. Find walking sticks and paintings created by Spike, our non-releasable porcupine, as well as other wildlife-related items; proceeds go to support the wildlife program.
Lead is toxic to wildlife, each year the Audubon Center admits Bald Eagles that are suffering from the effects of lead poisoning. The timing coincides with the deer hunting season. A tiny fragment from a lead bullet is enough to poison and kill a Bald Eagle. Use lead free ammunition when hunting and encourage your friends and family to do so as well. Lead free is safer for humans and wildlife. Don’t forget about your fishing tackle as well, Common Loons are killed by ingesting lead sinkers.
Participate in raptor nest box monitoring. Build an American Kestrel Nest box and monitor the activity for the Peregrine Fund to help determine why Kestrel populations are declining. http://kestrel.peregrinefund.org/