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Young white-tailed kites rescued in Antioch

Young white-tailed kites in box, ready to be returned to their nest. Photo by Deanna Moss, Antioch, CA.
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Young white-tailed kites rescued in Antioch

Gary:
We live in Antioch and are lucky enough to have several redwood trees around our home.  A couple of months ago, I noticed 2 unique birds circling our house.  After researching online, I learned that they are white-tailed kites.  And lucky us…they decided to nest in one of our trees!

On Saturday, June 9, we had a party at our house, and it was very windy.  The wind blew the entire nest out of the tree, and onto our roof.  Two of the babies were hanging onto the nest, and were fine, but one hit the roof and did not look like it would survive.  I IMMEDIATELY called the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, had my husband put gloves on, and packed up the babies and the nest in a box for transport.  Lindsay later contacted me and told me that the one bird didn’t survive, but that the other 2 would be okay.  Later that night, I found another bird on the ground, and unfortunately it did not survive.
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Posted on Friday, July 6th, 2012
Under: Lindsay Wildlife Museum, White-tailed kite | 1 Comment »

Orphan baby raccoons taken to Lindsay Wildlife Museum for care

Baby raccoons, photo by Sharon Metcalf, Moraga, CA
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Gary:
These baby raccoons were discovered after we had our spa removed. They
are covered in insulation because the mom was raising them inside the spa
installation.  Unfortunate for the mom, she escaped in another town
because, unknown to us she was hiding inside the spa (while it was being moved). The babies are healthy and being cared for at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s Wildlife Hospital in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Sharon Metcalf, Moraga, CA

Sharon:
Taking the raccoon babies to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum was a good move. They are one of the top wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centers in the country. When the raccoon babies are old enough, they will be rehabilitated back into the wild where they belong. Thanks for caring! /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Under: Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Raccoons | 1 Comment »

Orphaned or injured wildlife: What to do if you find a fawn

Fawn. Photo by Flickr user zhumaly used under a Creative Commons License.
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Wildlife Tips from the Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, California

What to do if you find a fawn:
Now is the time to watch for fawns. Deer have learned to adapt to small patches of open space in urban areas and are common in many of our neighborhoods.  Black-tailed deer, a subspecies of the mule deer, are common throughout the northern and central California coastal ranges. While they prefer open chaparral, they will adjust to almost any open space they can find.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Under: deer, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Wildlife, Wildlife Rehabilitation | 2 Comments »

Lindsay Wildlife Museum presents: A Wild Night at the Museum!

(I’m off on vacation in Panama until Feb. 2. I’ll see you then with photos and stories from the rain forest! /Gary)

The Lindsay Wildlife Museum presents a Wild Night at the Museum! It is a wildly fun family oriented event to benefit the museum, 6-9:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek.

Admission is $50 per adult which includes one child. Additional children under 18 are $10 each. To purchase tickets online go to http://www.wildlife-museum.org/wildnight

The wildly fun evening will feature lots of family activities: Food, beer and wine tasting, Peter Gros from Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom with live animals like a Serval and Ringtail Lemur, raffles with great prizes, Animal Ambassadors and a Tae Kwon Do demonstration.

Wild Night at the Museum supports the museum’s programs in education and wildlife rehabilitation. Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a 501(c-3) organization (Federal Tax ID #94-6104179).

Join them for Wild Night at the Museum on Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.!

Posted on Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Under: Lindsay Wildlife Museum | No Comments »

Lindsay Wildlife Museum: Volunteer training class, “Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation”

Treating coyote that was caught in a trap
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The Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, CA, is offering a training program for volunteers, “Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation,” on Saturday, Jan. 16.

This is your last chance until next fall for training to become a wildlife hospital volunteer and help the thousands of injured and orphaned wild animals the museum receives and treats every year.This is a great opportunity for you to help wildlife in our area.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
Under: Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Wildlife, Wildlife Rehabilitation | 1 Comment »

Lindsay Wildlife Museum: help them name their ground squirrel

Lindsay Wildlife Museum ground squirrel. Lindsay photo.
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The California ground squirrel is oft-maligned for its propensity to dig holes where we don’t want them and to occasionally dine on gardeners’ tasty plants.

Many other California natives, however, depend on ground squirrels. They are an important food source for golden eagles and rattlesnakes and are also eaten by coyotes, foxes, large hawks, and gopher snakes.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Under: Ground squirrels, Lindsay Wildlife Museum | 3 Comments »

Lindsay Wildlife Museum: Free Admission Day on Saturday, Aug. 22

Great horned owl at Lindsay Wildlife Museum
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Free Admission Day at Lindsay Wildlife Museum August 22

Walnut Creek, CA – Lindsay Wildlife Museum announces a second Free Admission Day will be held on Saturday, August 22.

WHAT: Free wildlife Admission Day

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek
925-935-1978
http://www.wildlife-museum.org
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Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2009
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FREE DAY at Lindsay Wildlife Museum on Saturday, June 27

Great horned owl at Lindsay Wildlife Museum
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FREE WILDLIFE MUSEUM DAY
Saturday, June 27 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Avenue. Walnut Creek; 925-935-1978
http://www.Wildlife-Museum.org

Doors open at 10 a.m. and throughout the day, children and adults will get to know the owls, reptiles, fox, hawks, eagles and other wild creatures that live at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Visitors can watch feeding and training demonstrations, and learn about nature in a safe, friendly, family environment.

Adding a picnic in the beautiful, adjacent Larkey Park can make for a perfect day of relaxation and family time together.

Have fun! /Gary

Posted on Thursday, June 25th, 2009
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Guess who gives a hoot this weekend at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum?

3 Little Owls
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photo by Flickr user EltonHarding used under a Creative Commons license.

HEAD TURNING EXPERIENCES: Owls Take Center Stage at Lindsay

Walnut Creek, CA — Visitors to Lindsay Wildlife Museum are sure to have a head turning experience on May 9 and 10, as the museum’s live owls will take center stage for a series of live animal presentations, feeding demonstrations, and kids’ activities.
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Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2009
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Lindsay Wildlife Museum: See their fantastic “Birds in Art” exhibition

Kingfisher photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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Lindsay Wildlife Museum is sole West Coast Venue for prestigious “Birds in Art” exhibition

A traveling exhibit of some of the world’s finest contemporary artworks about birds will make its only West Coast stop at Lindsay Wildlife Museum from Feb. 15th through April 18th. Featuring a truly international group of sculptors and artists from 10 countries, the juried show was curated by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Under: Art exhibit, Birds, Lindsay Wildlife Museum | No Comments »