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Posts by Meg Crockett

Merriam Chipmunks Released in Tahoe

Merriam Chipmunks

I first heard the chipmunk story from a friend, Fred Friedman. His wife Rochelle’s daughter, Deven Day, had recently moved to San Luis County from the Reno / Mount Rose area. One of the possessions she moved was a dresser. For two weeks, it sat where she had moved it, until she decided to put…

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Wild in the Plaza – you should come!

Young Artist Featured at Wild in the Plaza Event Celebrating 30 years, Pacific Wildlife Care is presenting a free family event on May 13, 2017 from noon – 4pm in Mission Plaza, featuring artistic wildlife creations of local high school artist Kaya G, and sponsored by Joan Gellert-Sargen. Kaya’s magical owl was adopted as the…

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What If There Were an Oil Spill Here?

Andrea Muenter at a Spill Drill

Most residents of San Luis Obispo County have no idea what would happen if there was an oil spill nearby either on the ocean off our county, or inland. The Refugio Oil Spill was a pipe disaster, which just happened to be close to the ocean. We have no oil pipes running through San Luis…

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Pacific Wildlife Care—911 animal rescue and rehabilitation

pacific wildlife care staff photo

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer by Tom Wilmer, March 27, 2017 aired on KCBX radio Meg Crockett and Kathleen Dillon, board members of Pacific Wildlife Care based in Morro Bay, share insights about the organization’s mission and events surrounding the May 2017 30th anniversary celebration scheduled for May 13th in Mission Plaza San Luis…

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Proclamation: Pacific Wildlife Care recognized for 30 Years of Non-Profit Service to Wildlife

Photo at Board of Suoervisors

The following proclamation was read and approved by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on March 7, 2017: (RESOLUTION RECOGNIZES AND THANKS PACIFIC WILDLIFE CARE FOR 30 YEARS OF WILDLIFE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION AND COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH). WHEREAS, Pacific Wildlife Care is the only wildlife rehabilitation organization in San Luis Obispo County, an…

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Pruning Time is Here Again

Trees needing trimming

If your trees and bushes will need pruning this year, now is the time to do that pruning, in between storms! Oh, but you want to wait until spring, don’t you? It will be warmer weather, and birds will be out singing and building their nests. Yes, that is exactly why it wouldn’t be a…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our Supporters, Members, and Volunteers (who are often one and the same)! We are delighted to be able to announce that with your help, our $75,000 Matching Funds Campaign was a success! Thank you so much! This means that in 2017 we will continue the important work we do in…

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Seabirds and the Hazards of Fishing

Our hotline received several calls during a four-day period concerning a cormorant with a large object hanging from his beak. Our volunteers and various other people tried to rescue him more than once, but he was elusive and often hopped into the ocean when approached. Finally he was seen near a street corner away from…

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Getting Wild About Autumn – with a wildlife garden

Wildlife garden photo

Autumn is a great time to get ready for helping wildlife next year. How so? Much as many of us like to feed wildlife, most experts advise against it UNLESS you are supplying the food that wildlife evolved with: native plants that provide berries, seeds, nectar and even the insects on the plants for the…

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Dove Recuer Sends Thanks

Eurasian Collard-Dove (file photo)

Dear Jennifer and Pacific Wildlife Staff: Thank you so very much for your being there for us and for the little Eurasian Collared Dove we brought in last week. We brought the little guy or girl in on Monday, September 5th, after finding it on Sunday, calling, and being advised to keep the bird warm…

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