2017 Year in Review: Doug Price, Outreach Volunteer

It’s time to look back on 2017! Check our blog between Christmas and New Year’s for a variety of stories and memories of 2017 from the staff and volunteers of the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

We moved to Virginia in 2017, and this has been my first year as an outreach volunteer at the Wildlife Center.  After completing volunteer training, I started to lead tours at the Center and became accustomed to starting the outside part of each tour at the enclosure for Alex the Eastern Screech-owl. 

One day, I was leading a tour of elementary school students and began, as usual, by introducing them to Alex.  One student asked what was in the enclosure next to Alex, and I responded that this particular enclosure was not in use at the present time.  The student replied that there was an animal in that enclosure and, sure enough, I looked inside and saw a new resident, Delphine the Virginia Opossum.  In spite of the fact that we were there during daytime hours, Delphine was very active and all of the class members were very excited to see her.  So, I now am sure to start the outside part of each tour by introducing both Delphine and Alex.


Check out all of our year-in-review posts!