When people stay in, wildlife comes out!

Sir Isaac Newton stated “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. That is proving to be true as we quarantine during this Covid-19 pandemic.  As more people are staying indoors, more animals are filling up the spaces that are now vacant.  They have...

The cost of caring

When your pets get sick, you bring them to your veterinarian to be treated. Your pets fortunately have you to provide financial and medical support. When wildlife gets orphaned, sick or injured, whose responsibility is it to get it medical care and to pay for it? All...

Through the eyes of a squirrel

Although we normally don’t attribute human qualities to wildlife at the Cape Wildlife Center, by observing the animals we do believe they experience feelings. Squirrels appear to show happiness, curiosity, frustration, anger and fear.  Try to imagine what an...

Understanding the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

The National Audubon Society’s first major accomplishment in protecting birds, was the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) that was signed into law in 1918.  For the past 100 years this act has saved millions, if not billions of birds.  Still, most people don’t...

Cold stunned and cold shocked turtles on Cape Cod

October through December is the time of year when sea turtles experience cold stunning.  For the past 30 years the numbers have been on the rise.  Climate change appears to be a major factor in this increase.  The waters are staying warmer longer, and...

Turtles on the move!

Massachusetts is home to 10 species of land turtles and half of them are threatened, endangered or of special concern.  They range in size from the 4” Bog turtle to the Snapping turtle which can grow up to 20” long.   The Cape Wildlife Center will see all of these...