Spring has sprung!

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Even squirrels enjoy maple syrup in the spring by chewing into the bark and licking it from the tree!

 

Even though it’s still colder than average where I live, there are a few subtle signs of spring. The air smells less cold and dry, a few green things have popped up in my garden beds, and there’s more bird song in the neighborhood than just a few weeks ago. With the advent of spring comes spring cleaning. The Humane Society of the United States has a nice article about ways to keep an eye out for wildlife during your spring tune up of your house. It’s definitely worth a read!

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Is that a turtle in the road?

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We’ve all seen it before. Some poor turtle is bound and determined to cross the road. I know I’ve stopped to help a turtle once or twice in my life. The Turtle Rescue League, a nonprofit organization in Massachusetts, has some great info on what to do if you find a turtle in the road.

Rescued Barred Owls

Did you know that not only does the Humane Society care for the plight of domestic animals, but it also has a wildlife division, Humane Wildlife Services? Together with the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia, they rescued a nesting pair of barred owls. Currently the Humane Wildlife Services only services the DC and northern Virginia area, but what a great service created by the HSUS.

 

The Best of 2012

Well, it’s that time of year, when the ‘best of’ and ‘worst of’ lists are created and debated. I came across this list of the most liked animal stories on facebook according to Today and I just had to share it! It’s hard for me to pick between them, but I think my two most favorite are Emma the donkey with her prosthetic leg

Emma The Donkey And Prosthetic Leg

 

and John Unger soothing his severely arthritic dog Schoep in Lake Superior.

John Unger And Schoep In Lake Superior

 

Do you have any favorite animal stories of the past year? I’d love to hear them!