Woodlands Wildlife Refuge Holding Community Day on September 18th

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Tucked into a corner of Hunterdon County, Woodlands Wildlife Refuge has been caring for and releasing thousands of orphaned and injured native wild animals since 1986. On Sunday, September 18th, from 1 pm – 5 pm, Woodlands will hold its annual Community Day, offering the public a rare opportunity to visit one of New Jersey’s foremost wildlife rehabilitation facilities. Due to the nature of its work, Woodlands is normally closed to the public except for patient admissions and scheduled education programs.

 

Community Day is an interactive, fun and educational family day!  The afternoon includes self-guided tours, and the Kid’s Den, an interactive area with wildlife focused activities and crafts. Wildlife experts will be on hand to discuss a variety of topics including your wild neighbors, solutions to wildlife concerns, black bears and the state’s threatened and endangered species. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Woodlands’ resident Sulcata tortoise, Canadian lynx, gray squirrel, Eastern box turtle, Virginia opossum and raccoon and discover how these non-releasable education animals benefit Woodlands.

 

This year’s event features several exciting scheduled presentations to foster an appreciation and understanding of wildlife. Snakes-N-Scales will be presenting a Tropical Rainforest program which seeks to bring an understanding and even an affection for the animals of this magnificent habitat. The Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem is perhaps THE most interesting and diverse on Earth. These forests are filled with amazing animal species using adaptions to survive that are astonishing to learn about, yet humans are quickly, STILL, destroying them.

 

Rizzo’s Wildlife World will be on site to present a unique mammal show which will compare and contrast native and exotic species. This thrilling show will allow visitors to see these animals up close and learn about their natural habits and habitats.

 

All activities and refreshments are included in the admission donation. Other activities include Broke Leg Bear book signing by author Loren Spiotta-DiMare and illustrator Key Wilde, and Woodlands’ Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit Woodlands Wildlife Refuge.  Woodlands is a 501c3 charity that receives no state or federal funding and relies completely on donations.

 

Today, Woodlands, under the direction of Tracy Leaver, cares for more than 1000 animals a year including raccoons, skunks, opossums, woodchucks, rabbits, coyotes, foxes, river otters, beavers, turtles, snakes and porcupines, among others. It is the only facility in New Jersey licensed to care for the state’s endangered bobcat and Timber rattlesnake, and the primary rehabilitation facility for black bears.

 

Event sponsorships and reservations may be made online at http://woodlandswildlife.org/, by calling 908-730-8300 ext 8 or by check to Woodlands Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 5046 Clinton, NJ 08809. Tickets reserved before September 11th receive a $5.00 discount off the $25 admission donation. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Reservations are not required but will be helpful in planning. Event will be rain or shine. Visit http://woodlandswildlife.org/ for full sponsorship and event information.

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