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By CROW - | Sep 28, 2021

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s AWC Visitor Education Center, at 3883 Sanibel-Captiva Road, Sanibel, will present the following:

– WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29

Animal Communication at 11 a.m.

Have you ever wondered how ants follow what seem to be invisible trails leading to food? What birds are saying to one another when they chirp outside your window? Animal communication

can take many different forms. The presentation will cover some common types of signals including pheromones, auditory cues, visual cues, and tactile cues. One of CROW’s Animal Ambassadors will be present.

– THURSDAY, SEPT. 30

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, OCT. 1

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.

– MONDAY, OCT. 4

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, OCT. 5

Species Profile: Sea Turtles at 11 a.m.

There are seven different species of sea (or marine) turtles, and human activities have tipped the scales against the survival of the reptiles. Most species of sea turtle are classified as endangered, and CROW is the only licensed sea turtle facility between Sarasota and Marathon. From boat strikes to washback hatchlings, come listen as one of CROW’s team members describes 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 reservations@crowclinic.org.

For more information, visit http://www.crowclinic.org/ or call 239-472-3644.