Sunday, April 22, 2012

Family Fun in Pensacola: Wildflife Sanctuary of NW FL

Family friendly event draws hundreds to Wildlife Sanctuary

Map of Wildlife Sanctuary of NW FL in Downtown Pensacola
The Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida hosted their annual Baby Shower and Supply Drive on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The event was held on their property in Downtown Pensacola off Navy Blvd.
Hundreds attended the event despite the constant rain showers. The party lasted from noon to 3:30 pm and was open to the general public at no cost.

Dozens of volunteers assisted with family-friendly activities including:
Children pet turtles at 2012 Annual Baby Shower in Pensacola
- Animal demonstrations with hawks, vultures, and various owls
- Turtle petting zoo
- Pelican Feeding ($1 per tray of fish)
- Educational information
- Face Painting
- Live music
- Bald Eagle cam and name the eaglets contest

Volunteers also funded and manned a bake and plant sale and sold merchandise to raise money for the wildlife sanctuary.

Beautiful Owl at Wildlife Sanctuary in Pensacola~

Pelicans Feeding at Wildlife Sanctuary~

Families feeding pelicans at the Northwest Florida Wildlife Sanctuary ~

The Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest FL
The sanctuary provides care for injured or orphaned wildlife until they can be released safely back into the environment. There are over 100 animals at the sanctuary including some permanent residents. Animals include deer, fox, opossums, various birds including owls, hawks, vultures, bald eagles, fox, bobcats, rabbits, squirrels, ducks, pelicans, and herons to name a few.
The Sanctuary is open for visitors Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 3:30 pm. There is no charge for admission, but they do request a monetary donation or supply donation if possible. If you have never visited our local wildlife sanctuary, you definitely need to! It is a great experience for all ages.
Hawk at Wildlife Sanctuary

Upcoming Events at the Wildlife Sanctuary
June 15, 2012. Artists Gone Wild Art Auction
September 8, 2012. WILDfest 2012 Open House
December 1, 2012. Holiday Open House & Supply Drive

Supplies and Donations always needed
The Wildlife Sanctuary relies heavily on donations and is always in need of supplies including: paper towels, tissues, liquid laundry soap, bleach, daisy mats, first class stamps, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, suet cakes, peanuts/pecans, fresh or frozen small minnows, canned chicken, Purina puppy and kitten food, grapes, apples and sweet potatoes.

Ijured or Abandoned Animals in Pensacola
The center is available 7 days a week for drop off of injured or abandoned animals. Give them a call and check out these tips for transporting animals before going.
Please visit their website or call them at 850-433-9453 for more information.

Until next time,
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