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My mentors. My mother and father. Who introduced me at a very young age to the important's of wildlife.To respect them,give them space,and help them if in need. Nothing was ever turned down. With 6 kids,many a wild life in need for whatever reason showed up on my mothers doorstep. Mom look what I found! Oh how many times she heard a little voice say that over the years. And she always took it or them in.
Those are memories I will cherish forever. My parents are now gone from our lives. But are still with us.They taught me well to never ignore a species of wildlife if it is in need. I have rescued many lives or been part of rescue's. I have released them back to the wild. I have lost some lives that the wildlife rehabber's just could not help. But have learned to accept those losses with knowing they are no longer suffering. That life goes on.I have met some terrific people,have learned from them,have laughed with them and have mourned with them. We have searched together to find a mangy fox kit. Gained their trust for the capture day.Taken many a turtle to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Center,and released most of them back to the wild. No words can describe how you feel to set a life free again. I am dedicating this site to my parents. For if it weren't for them I would not be doing what I do today. With this site I hope I can share my experiences with you and help you to understand the do's and dont's with wildlife sightings and most importantly,encounters you may have. Share my adventures and my experiences. And have supplied a few links to a few wildlife rehabilitation centers you may need to know about when you need help with an animal or bird. They are the ones to call when you need help. They are trained in wildlife issues.That's what they do. I would also like to thank my daughter Karen for setting this up for me. She always comes through for me. Not my thing this technical stuff. But she knows her stuff and although I probably drive her nuts getting it right. She comes through every time with something I love.
So to all my wildlife friends who touch my life every day. Thank you. A life touched by mother natures children is a life that will never be alone.That will see things in a different light and pass that on to others.Will cherish every moment and who will live life to the fullest. Draw on the good energy and beauty mother nature has to offer and do our best to make it right. Life is good!!!