Living with Wildlife

Living with Mountain Lions

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Living with Mountain Lions

For many people, it can be unsettling to realize that the beautiful wildlands we so enjoy around the Bay Area also serve as habitat for Mountain Lions (also called pumas or cougars).

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Living with Honeybees

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Living with Honeybees

Honeybees are social insects. Unlike the four to five thousand other species of solitary bees, honey bees store resources, in the form of honey, that allow the hive to survive the winter.

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Living with Deer

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Living with Deer

Living with deer is now a fact of our lives in the Bay Area. We eliminated their major predators, mountain lions, and now urban sprawl has crowded them into less and less space.

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Should You Provide Water for Wildlife?

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Should You Provide Water for Wildlife?

Providing an artificial water source for wildlife in your yard may seem like the kind thing to do for local wildlife, but putting out water can cause more problems than it solves.

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How to Prevent Birds from Hitting Windows

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on How to Prevent Birds from Hitting Windows

One of the main causes of migratory songbird mortality is window strikes. The following steps can help reduce the number of birds killed by hitting windows, and a lot of lives could be saved if everyone implemented these strategies!

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Songbirds, Cats and Catios

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on Songbirds, Cats and Catios

For one year, WildCare’s Director of Animal Care and her team collected the wild animal patients brought to our Wildlife Hospital due to having been caught by cats.

Of the 321 caught-by-cat patients admitted that year, only 39 survived to be released.

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How to Safely Feed Backyard Birds

October 31, 2020 Comments Off on How to Safely Feed Backyard Birds

Feeders bring joy and enrichment to many people’s lives, and they can occasionally provide a valuable supplemental food source that improves bird survival. However, poorly placed and maintained feeders may increase the risks of predation, window strikes and disease.

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