On Thursday, June 27, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, an internationally acclaimed teaching and research hospital for wildlife will present a series of programs in Westmoreland Libraries with “special guests” a Virginia Opossum, an owl and a snake. Although he won’t be in attendance, last week, the Wildlife Center admitted a juvenile Bald Eagle from Westmoreland County to provide care and ensure he grows up healthy.
In the program, Wildlife Center Outreach Coordinator Raina Krasner will present “Whoo’s Awake in the Night?”, a program that focuses on the amazing adaptations wild animals use to thrive in the dark, and how decisions humans make during the day affect wildlife who stay up all night.
11 a.m. at Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague.
2:30 p.m. at Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross.
5 p.m. at Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.
The Wildlife Center was founded as an emergency room and hospital for wildlife in 1982. During its 30-year history, the Wildlife Center has cared for more than 60,000 animals, representing more than 200 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians from every corner of Virginia. The Center has presented programs to more than 1.5 million children and adults across Virginia. An integral part of these programs are non-releasable animals – patients that have been treated at the Center but whose injuries or behavioral modifications preclude their return to the wild.
The link to Critter Cam, and additional information about the Wildlife Center, are available at www.wildlifecenter.org.