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    by aJbishop CWBR Volunteer I have the keys to their enclosures. The raptors. I open them, one at a time, and do service for owls and hawks...
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    by Anna Autilio Lead Environmental Educator NestWatch training at VINS (Nathan Thoele) A young visitor noticed me sticking a long, bent pole up into the rafters of the Nature...
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    By Sheena Patel Wildlife Rehabilitator Here's a remarkable story about a Bald Eagle on its last breath who, against all odds, was able to be nursed back...
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    By Anna Autilio Lead Environmental Educator Feathers are one of the defining characteristics of birds. They produce the brilliant red of the Northern Cardinal, and the shocking blue of...
  • Book Review: The Snake and the Salamander
    by Sara Evangelos VINS Docent with Nicole Meyer, Environmental Educator The Snake and the Salamander: Reptiles and Amphibians from Maine to Virginia Alvin Breisch Illustrations by Matt Patterson Johns Hopkins University Press...
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