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    Happiness is a Rare Bird by Gene Walz was published in 2016. Gene is a friend of VINS' executive director, Charlie Rattigan, and supports our...
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    By Anna Autilio Lead, Environmental Educator If you’ve been seeing as many caterpillars lately as we have, you’re probably curious about who they are and what they’re up to. Below you’ll...
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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...
  • NestWatch 2017: Summer Update
    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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