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2021 Wildlife Rehabilitation Highlights at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center
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.
Rough Green Snake Exhibit
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.
Astronomy Flash – 5 Tips For New Telescope Owners
Here are 5 tips to prepare and use your new (or seldom used) telescope.
Ivory Soap Science Experiment
All you need for Miss Dawn’s fun science experiment: a bar of ivory soap and a microwave!
Mallard Duck Timelapse and Release
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.
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center Virtual Tour
Staff members provide a virtual tour of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center.
Resident Animals: Red-tailed Hawk
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.
Resident Animals: Eastern Screech Owls
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.
Can You Spot the Queen Bee?
Wildlife Program Specialist Christine Barnett share tips on how to spot a queen bee!
Resident Animals: Eastern Hellbender
Did you know? Eastern Hellbenders are Ohio’s largest amphibian and America’s largest salamander!
Mallard Duckling Release
Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s wildlife team successfully releases 4/5-week-old Mallard ducklings after providing treatment and care.
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.
Mallard Ducklings – Wildlife Rehabilitation
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.
Barred Owl Fledgling
“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.
Gosling Release and Adoption
Did you know? Abandoned goslings can be “adopted” by other geese families with the help of wildlife rehabilitators.
Join wildlife program specialist and resident beekeeper Christine Barnett as she walks through the steps of our first honeybee installation of the season.
Resident Animals: Green Iguana
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.
Baby Wildlife: Eastern Cottontail Rabbits
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.
Wildlife Recovery: Bald Eagle
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.
How to Grow an Avocado Tree From a Seed
Miss Dawn demonstrates how to grow an avocado tree from a seed.
Alka-Seltzer Science Experiment
Miss Dawn demonstrates an awesomely simple science experiment using Alka-seltzer, a film canister and water.
Easter Egg Enrichment
Wildlife Program Specialist Christine Barnett provides enrichment to Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s resident animals.