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Diane Séguin MS, CWR

Spotlight on our New Board Member How did you initially become involved with IWRC and why did you choose to become involved on a board level?    I initially got involved with the IWRC as a happy coincidence in 2012!  My dear friend, Lynn Miller, was going to teach courses for the IWRC in Ireland and...

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Daniela Castillo DVM, MS

Spotlight on our new board member How did you initially become involved with IWRC and why did you choose to become involved on a board level? I joined IWRC in October 2020. I became involved because Wildlife Rehabilitation is my true passion. I worked as a wildlife rehabilitator and director of a wildlife center 10...

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Danene Britell RVT

Spotlight on our new board member Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship to wildlife. When I was growing up my mother and I spent a lot of time at the beach. When I was about seven years old I clearly remember a time where we were walking on the...

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Spotlight on New Board Member, Ashley Ihrke

How did you initially become involved with IWRC and why did you choose to become involved on a board level? I started volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center in early 2017 and became a staff member shortly before  going back to graduate school that same year. Once I became a staff member, I did more...

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Spotlight on New Board Member, Lindsay Jones

Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship to wildlife. From my earliest memories, I have always felt a close connection with all animals. As a young child, I was always bringing home stray animals and those in need of care, much to the dismay of my family. I started attending...

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Fire Season Tips

Part II of a short series Animals in fires suffer from direct thermal injury as well as injuries from inhalation of chemicals and particulate debris. Certainly burns to the skin are the most obvious, but burns and damage to the respiratory tract from smoke inhalation should not be underestimated. If an animal is close enough...

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Spotlight on New Staff Member, Micayla Harland

Micayla is our new behind the scenes bookkeeper. Welcome Micayla! Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship to wildlife. I grew up part-time (child of divorce) on a small hobby farm in the Manitoba prairies. We had a couple horses and a few dozen head of cattle. One memory of...

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Spotlight on new board member Deborah Galle!

Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship with wildlife.   As a child, I LOVED wildlife. I would find toads, salamanders, snakes, bumble bees and hold them all! I was fascinated by their behaviors and could watch them for hours. When I was about 7 years old, I would visit two...

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Words from Pat Latas DVM – IWRC’s newest board member!

Please share an early/childhood experience that was pivotal to your personal relationship with wildlife.   I’m not sure that there was one experience, I was involved with the natural world from my first memories and before–there is a family photo of me in diapers bent over watching some ants…I suppose the moment I was old...

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Case study: methods and observations of overwintering Eptesicus fuscus with White-Nose Syndrome in Ohio, USA

Molly C Simonis  1,2 Rebecca A Crow,2 and Megan A Rúa1 1 Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA 2 Brukner Nature Center Troy, Ohio, USA ABSTRACT: Temperate, cave-dwelling bat populations in eastern North America are facing drastic declines due to the emergent disease called White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). In Ohio, USA, wildlife...