A little more than half of the year is over. So we decided to take stock of where we are. As of the end of July, order the number of animals that have been brought to the Wildlife Center is 6715. We knew that it had been a busy baby season, order […]
When asked about woodpeckers most respondents identify a small black and white bird with a touch of red on its crown as a Red-headed Woodpecker. The problem is that the smaller woodpecker could be a Downy or a Hairy Woodpecker and the Red-headed Woodpecker is probably a Red-bellied Woodpecker. Some have seen the unforgettable […]
The drought Texas is experiencing is one of the worst this state has ever seen. At the Wildlife Center, both mammals and birds are being brought in by the public in dehydrated and emaciated condition. There’s not much we can do to increase our chances of rain, but there are things we can do […]
Baby bunnies come to the Wildlife Center for many reasons. When the rains are plentiful and the grass is lush, ailment most of the babies are kidnapped from mother rabbits by well meaning homeowners. For more information, diagnosis two articles have already been written on this subject. http://WildlifeCenterofTexas.org/2011/03/bunnies-bunnies-everywhere/ and http://WildlifeCenterofTexas.org/2010/06/two-for-tea/ When drought […]
Otters? In Houston? Really?
That is the universal reaction we get at the Wildlife Center when visitors to our facility or website discover that we are caring for three juvenile North American River Otters. The next statement is invariably, sale “Why, I’ve never even seen an otter here!” They are in good company. Researchers […]
There are few birds that are any flashier or eye-catching than a Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) in flight. The Pileated Woodpecker is Texas’ largest woodpecker. The body is similar to that of a crow, ampoule but the wingspan is much greater. The coloration is predominately black, discount with a striking red crested […]