Fun Day Camps in February!

kids with pizza boxesWondering what your child will do with all those “no-school days” in February? Check out our day camps! Each day is a themed “mini-camp” aimed at educating through play, crafts, exploration, and personal experiences. Day camps are offered during the Corvallis School District non-school days, excluding Thanksgiving and winter break. Sign up here or see below for a list and description of each camp.  Continue reading “Fun Day Camps in February!”

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OSU Vet School Performs Surgery on Bobcat

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Chintimini recently admitted an injured Bobcat who was likely struck by a vehicle and suffered a fractured femur. Our partners at OSU Veterinary School performed orthopedic surgery on the wild cat and inserted a plate held together by screws that will remain permanently inside the animal’s bone. Continue reading “OSU Vet School Performs Surgery on Bobcat”

Willamette Valley Bird Symposium This Saturday (1/30)

https_proxyThis Saturday January 30th, Chintimini’s Raptor Conservation Program (RCP) is participating in the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium, a day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. A few of our ambassador birds will be there along with our dedicated handlers to answer questions and talk about the program. Today is the last chance to buy tickets to the event here. We hope to see you there!

Learn all about the event at willamettevalleybirds.org

 

National Squirrel Appreciation Day 2016

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Orphaned Western Gray Squirrel being cared for at the Chintimini Wildlife Center.

It’s National Squirrel Appreciation Day (NSAD) and baby squirrels are one of the best creatures on this planet. They are tiny, cute, and don’t have the upper teeth needed to bite (unlike their adult counterparts). To celebrate all the squirrels in the world, I’m going to tell you a story about just one; one tiny squirrel that stole my heart.

It was summer and in the 90’s. I received a call from our clinic regarding a possible orphaned Western Gray Squirrel which had been seen earlier that morning in downtown Corvallis. Given a general location, I got in my car and went to check it out. It had already been several hours since the last sighting, so I didn’t have high hopes. Wild animals have a habit of wandering off and not staying in the same place for very long. Continue reading “National Squirrel Appreciation Day 2016”

Art is Wild Open Call

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Art is Wild 2015, Artwork by Ketzia Schoneberg, “Arabian Camel” Limited Edition Giclee Print #2/220, 27×20″,  Ketzia.com 

Arabian Camel Limited edition giclee print # 2/220 Image 23” x 16” and the paper size is 27” x 20”. Ketzia.com

Calling all artists with a special love for wildlife! Art is Wild 2016, an art auction and fundraiser for Chintimini Wildlife Center, is taking place on May 20, 2016. In order to submit artwork, please complete the form below. Thanks in advance for your interest and please share this open call with other artists.

 

Wildlife Stories from 2015

Last year alone, we treated approximately 1,500 patients in our clinic; a new record. It might have been hard to choose, but here are some of our staff and volunteers’ favorites. From eagles to otters, we hope you enjoy these stories from behind the scenes at the Chintimini Wildlife Center as you celebrate the coming of the New Year!

A Patient Owl Never Forget

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This November marked my one year of volunteering at Chintimini Wildlife Center’s Rehabilitation Clinic. Every week since I began, there have been multiple “firsts,” which can’t be said for many organizations. Whether it’s the first time seeing a tiny saw whet owl or a bobcat, or the first time waterproofing the murres, each week I come home with another exciting story. It’s difficult to pick my “favorite” patient of 2015, but one specific animal stands out immediately in my mind. Continue reading “Wildlife Stories from 2015”