Earthfire Stories

Tag: Wildlife Rehabilitation
Raven with an injured wing that has been treated and wrapped with bandages

It’s the time of year when rescue and rehabilitation are in full throttle. It’s painful enough to see animals coming in because they have been orphaned or injured in accidents....

A rehabilitated grosbeak sitting in a tree after release

Last week, we received a call about an injured bird in the valley. After being taken to the vet and receiving some medical attention, he came to us for rehabilitation....

Orphaned baby squirrel in a rehabilitator's hand

11 September 2018 It seems we keep getting them younger and younger. This time it is a baby squirrel, 2-3 days old, lying quietly in my hand, tiny, soft, still....

Eight ducklings with their mother duck

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be too exploratory (too soon). I will explain… We had a first here—after years of laying eggs and sitting on them, this July we had...

White chicken standing in the doorway of a cabin

We have on the property some very strong-minded, independent and exploratory chickens. There is little that escapes their notice or their investigative interest as they wander the property seeking treats....

Squirrel in a tree

My brilliant, nearly Nobel-winning scientist father, was flummoxed by a squirrel. Squirrels are not to be taken lightly because they are small and common. We humans make that mistake often....

— by Susan Eirich, PhD — Although double in size and way old enough, our newest addition to Earthfire refuses to give up her bottle and move on to the squirrel version...

— by Susan Eirich, Ph.D. — A call came – can we take a baby beaver? Yes. When it arrived it was tiny – close to a newborn. It was...

I recently listened to a reading by poet David Whyte about “beautiful heartbreak.” I immediately thought about the rehabilitation license we just received. It essentially guarantees heartbreak. But it is...

— By Susan Eirich, PhD — After 19 years of trying, Earthfire Institute has finally received a formal rehabilitation license from the State of Idaho Department of Fish and Game....

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