One of my favorite work perks is being called upon to release healed animals back into the wild.
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For most raptor releases, we open the crate door holding the raptor, and it’s never more than a minute or two before the bird flies out, happy to be free. Not this owl!
Being able to learn from more experienced people on a daily basis is very exciting for me since I love to learn new things, especially about wildlife and conservation.
This experience helped improve my confidence for the intake of challenging birds.
“I’m going to be on TV!” was the text I sent to my family this past May.
The cuteness of this critter was almost unbearable, but the task of caring for something so small was a bit daunting!
... my favorite memory comes from a little boy who was in one of my open house tour groups.
It’s no secret that birds are my favorite to work with, and while the raptors are definitely impressive showstoppers, to me the tiny songbirds will always win my heart.
An artistic year-end memory!
Beyond my reflection of the year, this experience will be something that I’ll fondly look back on for the rest of my life. It’s been the adventure of a lifetime.