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Turtles Crossing the Road

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Resource Library Spring

In late spring and early summer, it is common to see turtles crossing roads as they search for mates and as females search for nesting sites. Injuries from collisions with motor vehicles are the most common reason we receive turtles at Tufts Wildlife Clinic. Here’s how you can help. IF IT IS SAFE FOR YOU Read More

All About Nests

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Resource Library Spring

Wildlife nests are everywhere and come in all different shapes and sizes. They are sometimes obvious and easily seen, but other times hidden, out of reach and difficult to locate. Very commonly, wildlife babies fall, are pushed or are even blown out of their nests by a high wind. If this happens, please assess the Read More

Bird Strikes and Windows

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Fall Resource Library Spring Summer Winter

Windows Can Be Deadly For Birds Ornithologists estimate that up to 100 million birds are killed each year by collisions with windows. These collisions usually involve small songbirds, such as finches, that may fall unnoticed to the ground. Sometimes the birds are merely stunned and recover in a few moments. Often, though, window hits lead Read More

Birdfeeders and Wildlife

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Fall Resource Library Spring Summer Winter

Should I feed birds year-round? Feeding birds year-round is not necessary. Bird feeding is most helpful at times of when birds need the most energy, such as during temperature extremes, migration, and in late winter or early spring, when natural seed sources are depleted. Most birds don’t need your help in the summer. When they Read More

Yardwork Considerations

Thursday, July, 20th, 2017 Fall Resource Library Spring Summer

While performing yardwork, there are several things you can do to help wildlife babies, particularly in the Spring. The following guidelines will help keep wildlife families safe and together: The single most important thing you can do to protect wildlife when trimming trees and bushes is to LOOK BEFORE YOU CUT. Large birds’ nests are Read More