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We are grateful for our community and the caring individuals who turned to Lake Erie Nature & Science Center for wildlife assistance in 2021. Your involvement helped us provide second chances at life in the wild for hundreds of ill, injured, or orphaned animals. Thank you.
The Center has a new species of animal on exhibit. A nimble, lime green, predator with beady eyes that likes to slink about in trees and bushes. Yet, despite the exotic sounding description, this is not a creature of the tropical jungle, but a native Ohio reptile known as the Rough Green Snake.
All grown up! Throughout summer, our team cared for two groups of orphaned Mallard ducklings that were rescued from sewers. This video shares their daily progress and successful release.
Fun Fact: Hollywood has immortalized the call of the Red-tailed Hawk by using it for any raptor soaring overhead in a movie or TV show. Learn more about the Center’s Red-tailed Hawk with wildlife staff members Christine Barnett and Kyle Koprowski.
Red and gray individuals occur across the range of the Eastern Screech-Owl, with about one-third of all individuals being red. Learn about the Center’s resident screech-owls with Wildlife Program Specialist Christine Barnett.
Gifted with a flap of skin between their limbs, flying squirrels can glide long distances between the trees where they live. Learn more about our resident flying squirrel with Wildlife Program Specialist Christine Barnett.
Watch as Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist Tim Jasinski shares an update on the Mallard ducklings rescued by Middleburg Heights Animal Kennel and Brooklyn & Parma Heights Animal Control.
“Who cooks for you?” Barred Owls are common in forests throughout Northeast Ohio. Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist and resident birding expert Tim Jasinski shares footage of a local Barred Owl and her fledgling in Huntington Reservation.
Some inspiration to paint your plate with colorful fruit and vegetables! Learn about the Center’s resident Green Iguana with Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist Tim Jasinski.
Eastern Cottontail Rabbits often build their nesting sites in yards and open spaces. Please monitor your yard for nests before lawn mowing or allowing pets to roam outdoors. If you stumble across a nest, do not move the bunnies because their mother will be unable to find them.
In 1979, there were only four nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in Ohio. Today, the Bald Eagle is no longer considered threatened and is protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.