West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus by Madalyn James This summer I had the amazing opportunity to be able to intern in the rehab program here at the sanctuary. Being a rehab intern over the summer I got to experience many new things from helping orphaned baby rabbits to giving medical...

A Summer to Remember

A Summer to Remember By: Whitney Birnbaum, WLS college summer wildlife rehabilitation intern 2016 This past summer was one I will never forget! I learned so much more about native Wisconsin wildlife than I ever thought I could in such a short amount of time. Learning...

Franklin’s Gull

Frankie the Franklin’s Gull Say hello to Frankie the Franklin’s Gull. Frankie came to us in June of 2012. He was transferred from the Wildlife Care Clinic located in Ames, IA where he had been admitted to their program with a wing injury. Unfortunately for Frankie,...

Northern Flying Squirrel

Say hello to Elmer the Northern Flying Squirrel. Elmer is a 2 year old male flying squirrel who came to us as a juvenile in 2015. He sadly had been caught in a glue trap often used to catch insects or mice. When he arrived at our facility, all 4 limbs including his...

Helping Wildlife through the Storm

Helping Wildlife Through the storm— In the early morning hours of August 7, 2013, devastating storms and 5 tornadoes came through Northeast Wisconsin. Thousands of people’s homes and lives were affected. Along with this, 45 animals were brought into the Bay Beach...

Meet the Gyrfalcon

Meet our female Gyrfalcon. She currently resides at our Observation Building in our Raptor trail. She has been with the Wildlife Sanctuary for 4 years after being transferred from a rehab facility in Northern Wisconsin. She has full flight capabilities, but...

“Bullet” the Raccoon

“Bullet” the Little Raccoon By Amy Harris In June of 2010 six orphaned raccoons, about 5 weeks old, were brought into the Wildlife Sanctuary.  The man who brought them in said their mom was shot and killed.  All six of the raccoons were examined, rehydrated and sent...

Boardwalk open

The Hussong boardwalk is open to hiking once again.  Trails are in good condition, look for the start of bird migration as they start their journey south for the winter months.

Trail construction

The Hussong Trail boardwalk is under construction.  Please be aware that the boardwalk area of this trail may be closed for a time.

Help Wildlife Every Day

How To Help Wildlife Every Day By: Sarah Kulas Keep cats and dogs inside. Roaming pets are a major cause of injury to baby wildlife. Attracting large numbers of animals to a common place can result in the spread of diseases. Wash all bird feeders once a week with a...