Volunteers for Wildlife is changing its name to Wildlife Center of Long Island!
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Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982
Wildlife Center of Long Island
Wildlife Hotline: (516) 674-0982

February 2023

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Brianna Rienzi

Meet Brianna!

Brianna first joined Volunteers for Wildlife in 2020 as a wildlife rehabilitation intern. She completed a 400-hour internship in our Nursery providing intensive care to our neonate baby mammals and young songbirds. She returned the following year as seasonal staff, again helping to care for our injured and orphaned baby animals. Last year we welcomed Brianna back on board with a permanent full-time position in our education department!

Brianna manages the care of our animal ambassadors and provides them with an exceptionally high quality of care. These 20+ non-releasable animals are an integral part of our education outreach programs. Brianna ensures these animals are given nutritious diets, a natural and stimulating habitat/enclosure, regular enrichment, and medical care when needed.

Pictured here, Brianna is with our ambassador American Kestrel, Charlie! 

Upcoming Events

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Environmental Fair

Join us at the Cold Spring Harbor Library‘s Environmental Fair!

Featuring crafts, raffles, a marine invertebrate touch tank and more! Meet and speak with LI conservation, wildlife and environmental organizations who will have tables set up.

Other organizations in attendance include the Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, North Shore Land Alliance, NY Sea Grant, Waterfront Center, Whaling Museum, Rotary Club of Huntington, LI Greenbelt Trail Conference, CSH Fish Hatchery and more! Saturday April 1st

Pre-registration is not required. For more information, click here.

Patient Spotlight

Snow Goose

Snow Goose

Many people are familiar with our most common goose on Long Island, the Canada Goose. Winter brings a special visitor to our area, the Snow Goose! Snow Geese spend the majority of their lives in the Arctic tundra and migrate south to warmer weather in the winter, flying as far south as Mexico. Snow Geese migrate in large flocks ranging from a few dozen birds to hundreds of thousands of birds! We hope to get this patient rehabilitated and released back to his flock in time for his spring migration back home!

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November 2023

Ambassador Calendars!
Patient Feature: Hawk Crashes through Window

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October 2023

We Changed Our Name!
Patient Feature: Oiled Geese Rescued

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September 2023

Annual Wildlife Walk
Patient Feature: Rabbit Rescued from Netting

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August 2023

Wildlife Walk Fundraiser
Patient Feature: Fox Kit Recovers from Mange

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July 2023

Walk Registration Is Open!
Patient Feature: Young Herons Rescued

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June 2023

Turtles on the Move!
Patient Feature: Baby Goose & Diamondback Terrapin