CROW Calendar of Events
The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s AWC Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, will present the following:
– WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4
Why Animals Come to CROW at 11 a.m.
Do you wonder how and why animals become patients at CROW? Whether animals are sick, injured, or orphaned, CROW aims to lead in their recovery. From fishing line entanglement to abducted babies, the presentation will address the most likely reasons patients are admitted to the hospital.
– THURSDAY, AUG. 5
All About Birds at 11 a.m.
There are more than 9,000 species of birds around the world. From wading birds, to raptors, to songbirds, each are unique. The presentation discusses the differences between birds and what makes them an important part of the animal kingdom. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.
– FRIDAY, AUG. 6
Baby Care at CROW at 11 a.m.
Wildlife parents are very devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them, and juveniles found “abandoned” might actually be in a natural stage of development. Those needing assistance are placed in a specialized wing of the wildlife hospital and are provided supportive care around the clock until they are old enough to care for themselves.
– MONDAY, AUG. 9
Species Profile: Snakes of Southwest Florida at 11 a.m.
Florida is home to 46 species of native snakes, only six of which are venomous. Although there is a widespread fear and misunderstanding of the animal, most species are harmless to humans and form vital links in the ecosystem. Snakes are extremely valuable because they are efficient at monitoring pest populations without relying on chemical pesticides, which can degrade the environment and harm other animal species. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.
– TUESDAY, AUG. 10
Patient Profiles: Gopher Tortoises at 11 a.m.
The life of a gopher tortoise revolves around its burrow. These tortoises are found digging from southern Georgia to southeast Florida. Because of its contributions to the ecosystem, it is classified as a “Keystone Species.” CROW’s presenter will describe why they are admitted and how the medical staff treats the species. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.
General admission to the center is $12 for adults, $7 for ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and under. Admission includes the above daily presentations, and no reservations are required to attend. For the safety of CROW’s animals and other visitors, masks are required at all times in the center.
In addition, CROW offers a Wildlife Walk Guided Hospital Tour on Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. The 1.5 hour program features a daily presentation in the center and then a guided tour through the treatment areas of the hospital, concluding on the rehabilitation grounds. It is open to all, but it is not recommended for ages under 13. Cost is $25 and it includes admission to the center. Capacity is limited to eight participants; advanced registration is required. Masks are required at all times during the tour. Tours are subject to modification and cancellation. Payment is required to complete the reservation. To register, contact 239-472-3644 ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit http://www.crowclinic.org/ or call 239-472-3644.