Red-shouldered Hawks!

Posted on 03/22/2017

Yesterday we received three Red-shouldered hawks within about 30 minutes of each other. The incidents that caused these patients to come into the hospital were unrelated, but all are cases brought to us by wildlife rehabilitators or emergency veterinarians. One hawk was having multiple seizures on intake, possibly caused by head trauma and associated complications. This bird is currently in our designated isolation area as there are also contagious diseases that can cause seizures and these must be ruled out before the hawk can be housed near other birds.

Opossum Reproduction!

Posted on 03/20/2017

We have received two adult female Virginia Opossums in the past 3 days, both having been found weak and emaciated near homes. This time of year, we are always sure to check the female’s pouch for babies, in this case, the first of up to 2 litters a female may have per season. Our second opossum patient does in fact have multiple babies.

Career Shadowing at the BRWC!

Posted on 03/04/2017

This Saturday, Jade Bishop, a senior at Dominion High School, visited the Center for a senior project. As part of the requirements for her English 12 class, she needed to complete a research paper, a job shadow and reflection, and interviews about a career in her desired future field. 

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Posted on 03/01/2017

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This beautiful juvenile Bald Eagle was brought in to us after being sighted near a homeowners property for a few days not flying.

Snapping Turtle Update

Posted on 02/13/2017

Check out the Snapping Turtle patient we are currently overwintering!

Our New Education Groundhog!

Posted on 02/10/2017


Posted on 02/04/2017

Welcome to the BRWC's blog.  We are initiating a blog to share the current events at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center!  

Stay tuned!

-- The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center team

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