WILMINGTON - On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Fifth Annual Habitat Awareness Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington.
There is no admission charge although donations are appreciated.
Steve and Wendy Hall own and operate the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center. Wendy has federal permits along with New?York state and U.S.D.A. licenses for wildlife rehabilitation and education, and Steve builds enclosures and helps care for each new rescue as needed. They are able to help the injured wildlife with the help of community donations.
Wendy feels it is important to offer residents and visitors alike the opportunity to learn about the wildlife that share the local habitat.
"I want to create an awareness of indicator species, and an understanding of what a wonderful benefit they are to us in our efforts to read the health of our environment," she said. Curt Stager, a local ecologist, paleoclimatologist and science journalist is one speaker at this year's event. Representatives from North Country Wild Care, The Nature Conservancy, Eastern Coyote Research, Ausable River Assoc, Beyond Human, Audubon Society and more will be present to share their knowledge as well.
Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehabilitation Center is located at 977 Springfield Road in Wilmington.
For more information, visit www.adirondackwildlife.org or call 518-946-2428.