Bay Week... a full week of eco-centric activities based not only around the Chesapeake Bay and its nature/wildlife, but also the ways we can help the environment. It's a part of who we are as a Maryland Green School.
1. Spring unfortunately is a busy time for wildlife rehabbers, due in part to incidents happening to the youngest animals, new to the world.
2. It is against the law to have a wild animal as a pet. People who do try this ultimately take the "wild" out of the "wildlife." The animals become habituated to being OUT of the wildlife, and then cannot safely return to the wilderness because they become overly dependent on humans.
3. Baby animals don't always need our help! We may think they're abandoned, yet they might be under the watchful eye of their parents (or they may only check in with each other a few times a day). Best thing you can do is sit back and observe, and if you think an animal is in need of help, then contact someone at a rehabilitation center.
- Jennifer Keats Curtis' Website http://www.jenniferkeatscurtis.com/
- Phoenix Wildlife Center http://phoenixwildlifecenter.com/
- Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitators Association Referral Directory (to find a rehabber near you) http://www.mwra.org%20/