Call Of The Wild
You may have noticed a lack of regular updates recently. Lest you think I’m lounging around instead of fulfilling your need for free tunes, I assure you that is only partially true :-)
A few longtime readers may be familiar with my devotion to helping wildlife in need of assistance—injured, ill, and/or orphaned animals of any species. The frequency of such incidents increases during spring and summer months, when animals awake from hibernation, seek food, mates, and new shelter, and produce offspring. Consequently, I have answered the call of the wild quite often this month, responding to situations involving songbirds, geese, ducks, hawks, raccoons, and turtles.
I am truly grateful for the opportunity to get closer to nature and marvel at many wonderful creatures. In my role as a capture and transport volunteer, I do quite a bit of driving, shuttling animals from their site of discovery to area clinics for treatment. Currently, I am associated with The Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center in Chalfont, PA. The center’s staff and volunteers are incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated, with great compassion for all the various animals that arrive there. Sadly, while not all of the patients survive, it is far better to humanely euthanize a critically injured animal rather than leaving it to suffer alone in a hazardous environment.
In addition to driving the ‘animal ambulance’, I also participate in the Toad Detour program, in which volunteers assist amphibians in crossing busy roads near a reservoir where they migrate to mate and reproduce (yes, that probably sounds a bit daft).
So while caring for the critters is my first priority, I’ll be back to posting soon. Thanks again for all your kind comments and support.