Spring Fever: Six ways you can help support wildlife this season

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Warmer months mean more wildlife! Whether it’s the birth of spring litters or creatures coming out of hibernation, spring is a busy time for Alberta’s wild world. Here are six ways you can help conserve and protect. 1. Renovate your own outdoor space. A few quick changes can make your yard or property more welcoming… Read more »

The Great Horned Owl

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Did you know that the Great Horned Owl is one of the most common owls in North America? The Great Horned Owl is aptly named due to the tufts of feathers on the top of the head that appear to be horns or ears. In fact, the ears of this owl (and some other owls)… Read more »

National Wildlife Week

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In 2017 Canada celebrates 150 years of confederation and 70 years of recognizing National Wildlife Week. Each year National Wildlife Week falls around April 10th, the birthday of ‘Wild Goose Jack,’ who helped restore the Canada goose population after it was on the brink of extinction in the early 1900s. While the Canada goose seems… Read more »

Mysterious, Mischievous Minks

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At the end of March, AIWC welcomed an unexpected visitor. For the first time in about ten years, a mink made an appearance. This new patient was found near Brooks with a swollen eye and has been admitted as a patient. So what’s the deal with minks in Alberta? What is a mink anyway?! Let… Read more »

Reducing Wildlife Yard Hazards

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Spring has finally arrived, and with spring comes migratory song birds and a new generation of wildlife. Spring is one of the busiest times for AIWC. We see an increase in patient numbers as the breeding season begins due to things such as human-wildlife conflict, incidents with domesticated house pets, and other man-made hazards. There… Read more »