The mission of Woodland Wonders is
to provide care and treatment for injured, ill, and orphaned wildlife. The focus is on the rehabilitation of wild animals for the successful release to their natural habitat and education that will promote and enhance peaceful coexistence, respect, and preservation. Woodland Wonders' rehabilitators hold state and federal permits and endorse the professional standards of the Florida Rehabilitators Association, National Wildlife Rehabilitators Associations, and the International Wildlife Council.
In May, an eagle was found dangling from a pine tree branch over a body of water – the bird had fishing line wrapped around the wing. It took a coordinated effort by Lakeland Fire Dept., Lakeland Parks and Recreation, Polk County Animal Control, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the home owner, and Woodland Read More
Wildlife Update for January, February, March, April and May 2014 January started off slow with admissions. February continued with the same trend. We were receiving injured adult birds of prey and mammals, however no babies. Am happy to report the injured birds of prey have been released or will be soon. Injured mammals also were Read More
Here’s a photograph of the Eagle that Woodland Wonders released in honor of Ken Morrison. This release took place at Bok Tower during Ken Morrison Celebration of Life.
The last few months have been busy for Woodland Wonders. We started off the New Year in Jan. with rehabbing eagles and then happily in the spring months they were recovered and we were able to release! We have also received several eagles, one of which was gunshot. Yes, you read correctly- someone shot an Read More
Woodland Wonders has been busy in September with little squirrels and fawns being admitted- sadly, some have had injuries and have died and happily others are doing quite well and will be released. November -March is the BIRD OF PREY season with raptors migrating, mating, nesting and hatching young. Sometimes the northern birds and southern Read More
One osprey rescue was nothing short of a miracle!- the adult bird was dangling from the nest with some type of synthetic “twine” caught in the talon- it was similar to monofilament but not monofilament line. The nest was too high for Woodland Wonders to reach and then the miracle workers arrived- the Fire Dept!!! After instruction on Read More
Woodland Wonders was saddened to hear of the death of Ken Morrison, age 92 on March 4th. He was as one article in the Lakeland Ledger described him,”the giant of Audubon”—For 25 years, he was director of the Bok Tower(2nd director there)— he was also ,President Emeritus of the Audubon Society, and served on the Read More