The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund

by Piedmont Wildlife Center
The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund

Project Report | Apr 1, 2021
Breaking Ground

By Grace Bowman | Conservation Assistant

The garden plot, before we began weeding...
The garden plot, before we began weeding...

In and around the cabin at Piedmont Wildlife Center, both wild critters and our Animal Ambassadors are bustling with activity. Butterflies are beginning to flutter about, voles are scurrying in and out of the compost bin, and I even spotted my first ruby-throated hummingbird of the season while relaxing on the cabin porch yesterday! Spring has surely sprung.

As we forge into warmer weather and our "busy season" for events and programs with our Ambassadors, we continue to work hard at giving them a happy, healthy life. We've broken ground on our latest project with them in mind: a garden that we plan to fill with a variety of veggies and fruits that will provide them nutritionand enrichment, while cutting our carbon footprint at the same time! We're also planning to cultivate a pollinator garden to attract and support our wild pollinating neighbors. As soon as freezing temperatures fade from the forecast, we're hoping to get seeds and starters in the ground!

We're also wrapping up with a demolition project: taking down our old red-shouldered hawk enclosure. Staff and volunteers have pitched in to dismantle the frame, remove the roof, and haul away the remnants. This same area is the future site of a brand new enclosure, for a future raptor Ambassador that will share its own unique story and message of conservation!

Projects like these are made possible by generous donations like yours. We are so grateful for the support you give, and for the exciting opportunities we're able to explore as a result.

Stay tuned for updates on both our garden project and our raptor enclosure progress!

Making progress! The beauty berry tree stays. :)
Making progress! The beauty berry tree stays. :)
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Piedmont Wildlife Center

Location: Durham, NC - USA
Project Leader:
Karen McCall
Executive Director
Durham , NC United States

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