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  • Summer Solstice: June 21st!
    by Anna Autilio Environmental Educator Happy Summer Solstice! Earlier today, the sun was at its highest point in our sky--the highest it will be for the rest of...
  • The Red-tailed Hawk with Bald Eagle Parents
    by Anna Autilio Environmental Educator Amidst the news stories this week is the curious tale of a nestling Red-tailed Hawk in British Columbia, Canada. Why is this little...
  • Project FeederWatch: Winter 2016-2017 at VINS
    by Anna Autilio Environmental Educator The beginning of spring marked the last days of this season of Project FeederWatch, a citizen science project run by the Cornell...
  • How to Rehabilitate – Lesson 1
    by Peter GauWildlife Keeper Ever wonder how we get the birds we rehabilitate back to flight ready status? Well the answer might surprise you, maybe you...
  • The Great Egret
    By Lauren Adams Lead Wildlife Keeper Around the rehab center at VINS, winter brings few surprises. Lots of Barred Owls, maybe a few Red-tailed or a Cooper’s Hawks,...
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Arizona, our Golden Eagle, was raised illegally in captivity as a juvenile. She now has a permanent home at the VINS Nature Center.
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