Recently, Wildcare – a wild animal rehab organization – published a warning. It’s nesting season and they ask everyone to RESPECT the NEST. It’s republished here with permission.
Respect the Nest by Michael Schwab
With the help of nationally-acclaimed artist Michael Schwab, WildCare asks you to Respect the Nest this spring and summer! Learn more!
It’s almost springtime in the Bay Area, and even as you read this [post]
WildCare has already admitted our first tiny, pink baby squirrels of the year!
Our Wildlife Hospital admits hundreds of injured and orphaned baby animals every spring and summer, many of them victims of tree-trimming and pruning accidents.
Michael Schwab created the Respect the Nest graphic to help us remind everyone to delay non-emergency tree-trimming and pruning until winter to avoid orphaning baby animals!
How can YOU Respect the Nest? Click to learn how to spot nesting activity and protect the wildlife in your yard.
Attendees will learn:
– What animals may be using your trees and shrubs as a nursery… even as you read this!
– How to tell if there are active nests in your yard.
– What to do if you inadvertently cut down a nest or if you find an
– When it’s safe (and better for your trees) to prune and trim.
– How WildCare cares for baby animals orphaned by tree trimming.
Many people don’t know that timing our tree and shrub pruning is just one simple way we can minimize harm to wildlife.
Please Respect the Nest this spring and summer and help prevent baby animals from becoming orphaned.