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Sierra Wildlife Rescue has long list of March classes

By February 21, 2011

Sierra Wildlife Rescue will continue its spring classes for rehabbers and the general public in March.

Classes scheduled are: Basic First Aid for Song Birds, March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m.; Rehabbing Fawns, March 10, 7 to 9 p.m.; Rehabbing Rabbits, March 12, 1 to 3 p.m.; and Introduction to Local Wildlife (repeat), March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. A class on Living with Wildlife, designed to address “nuisance” wildlife problems and humane solutions to them, will be held on March 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. The class on Rehabbing Raptors will be held March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.

For those interested in helping with baby birds, Introduction to the Baby Bird Nursery will be held on March 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Waterfowl and Game Birds from 1 to 3 p.m.

This year SWR’s Baby Bird Nursery will be expanded to care for baby quail and turkeys, as well as songbirds. These little game birds are fun and interesting to care for, and we will need many more nursery volunteers, so we hope you can attend both classes. The nursery is a great introduction to SWR and to rehabbing animals, as well as a way to learn more about the wide variety of birds in El Dorado County.

Please note that the Squirrel Rehabbing Class, scheduled for Feb. 19, was cancelled, due to the recent storm. It has been rescheduled it for Feb. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the same time as the Skunk Rehabbing Class.

All classes are held at the SWR Wildlife Center, 3030 Newtown Road in Placerville. Parking is limited and classes fill up fast so make advance reservations by contacting Barbara Barker at (530) 621-2650 or [email protected].

Classes are free to SWR Members; a $5 donation is requested from the general public.

Special to Village Life

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