Come on down to PRWC to visit some of our residents. We are open 365 days a year from 11:00 to 4:00 for visitors and from 8:00 to 5:00 for injured animal intake.

Not to decide is to decide.

Thursday, 01 June 2017 by

Not to decide is to decide. It is very fitting to begin today’s column with a quote from Harvey Cox, an American theologian. I have just finished reading “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman, a British author who raises some interesting ideas about the things we worship in this day and age—especially in this country. But,

The birds and the bees

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 by

  I don’t profess to be an expert on any subject, but having spent the last 13-odd years (emphasis on odd) at Peace River Wildlife Center, I do know a little bit about a lot of things.  Especially birds.  I think it is fair to say that I know, or have at least been acquainted

The eagle has landed

Thursday, 11 May 2017 by

Peace River Wildlife Center received a frantic call from a landscaper recently.  A baby eagle had walked into his open equipment trailer and was just hanging around.  He had tried to shoo it away, but it wouldn’t leave.  I asked him to take a picture with his cell phone and send it to me.  To


Thursday, 04 May 2017 by

I am PRWC.  I started volunteering at Peace River Wildlife Center as a cage cleaner in 2004.  One day a week I would come in and scrub, scrape, and slosh for a couple hours; shooing vultures out of my way, chasing crows off my head, and keeping a leery eye on the eagles as I

Osprey (mis)adventures

Thursday, 20 April 2017 by

It is definitely spring.  Peace River Wildlife Center is being inundated by birds suffering from DBS.  In all honesty, they don’t actually suffer from it as much as we do.  DBS is Dumb Baby Syndrome.  It is the equivalent of adolescent children getting into trouble by making poor life choices. For instance, a girl-child might