Program for Sunday, February 24, 2019

“Living with my Wild Neighbors”, a talk by Stephanie Ellis with Nickerson

Help! A bird struck my window…,” or
“There’s a baby squirrel at my doorstep…” 

Sometimes our feathered and furry neighbors need a healing hand from Wild Care, a nonprofit wildlife hospital located in Eastham dedicated to the rescue and release of injured and orphaned wildlife on Cape Cod.  Wild Care rehabilitates over 1,700 animals per year–everything from Bald Eagles to White-Footed mice. Wild Care Executive Director Stephanie Ellis will discuss “what to do” when you find animals in distress and will provide tips on living with our wild neighbors. She will also bring special guests, “Nickerson,” an educational Eastern Screech Owl, and “turtle #45,” Wild Care’s beloved educational Eastern Box Turtle. 

Stephanie Ellis has been working with wildlife for nearly a decade on both coasts, and holds a special affinity for birds. She was the Animal Care Coordinator of the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley and served as Executive Director of the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society in California, and as the Interim Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. She has been at the helm of Wild Care’s wildlife rehabilitation work since 2016.