Wildlife Blog

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Wildlife baby shower event success, fundraising efforts continue through June

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosted our in-person wildlife baby shower event on Saturday, June 1. All guests who attended and brought a donation…

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Rare patients admitted to the hospital, debilitated adult blue jay kept in home

Two gray kingbirds and a blue jay were among the seventy-four animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions…

Recovering barred owl in his enclosure, looking down at a prepared meal

Prevent harm to native wildlife and stop using rodenticide

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital admits over 4,200 animals each year. Many of these animals, including bald eagles, burrowing owls, great horned owls, barn owls, opossums, and grey foxes, arrive…

Buow Chicks At Burrow

Burrowing owl mother reunited with her babies in Marco Island

A burrowing owl and two nestling Cooper’s hawks were among the ninety-five animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other…

Pelican Physical Therapy

Brown pelican found on beach with signs of toxicosis

Three nestling cottontail rabbits and a brown pelican were among the one hundred and eleven animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this…

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Pest control methods harm non-target species

An American redstart and a southern flying squirrel were among the one hundred twenty-four animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past…

Modo Tubing

Baby mourning dove brought in against hospital recommendation

A mourning dove and two raccoon kits were among the one hundred and eighteen animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past…

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Opossum family admitted after interaction with dog

A mother opossum and a raccoon were among the seventy-three animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include…

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An Avian Alphabet: How one Conservancy volunteer turned her love for birds into art

Maggie Dimon has always been an artist and avid nature lover. She moved from Atlanta, GA to Naples, FL seven years ago. She subscribed to the Naples Daily News and…