Farewell to Neddick


By Lindsay Garrett Honoring the Legacy of Our Red-tailed Hawk Ambassador At VINS, working with wildlife brings us immense joy, but also moments of deep heartache. It is with this sentiment that we share the news of the passing of Neddick, our beloved Red-tailed Hawk ambassador. Grae, VINS Director of the Center for Wild Bird…

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The Remarkable Journey of Manu the Golden Eagle

By Grae O’Toole, Director, Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation and Ambassador Care On January 2, 2024, our team at the VINS Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation and Ambassador Care received a phone call from a concerned member of the public who had spotted what they believed to be an eagle on the ground in a…

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Amphibians: Why Are They So Important?

– Mary Davidson Graham, Assistant Executive Director & Calah Beckwith, Press & Grant WriterIllustrations by Mal Muratori, VINS Environmental Educator Amphibians are incredibly sensitive to environmental changes, and they not only provide valuable ecosystem services, but they also provide information about how an ecosystem is functioning. Tadpoles are able to help maintain clean water by…

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