Have you heard about this place??



I’m not good at keeping secrets, and I’m especially not good at keeping my mouth shut!  (which is probably a good thing since my job involves talking to people all day long…)  So, let me tell you about a wonderful little place that you might not know about – it’s called the ‘York Center for Wildlife’ or ‘CFW’ for short.  They are a wildlife rehabilitation facility just 7 miles away from our Resort.  Located at the base of Mt. Agamenticus, you’ll find them off the beaten track but still easy to locate.  I highly recommend anyone take a little time to visit and learn about our local wildlife, up close and personal. Founded in 1986 by a Maine veterinarian, they have grown in leaps and bounds.  Last year, they treated over 1800 small animal patients, from songbirds and raptors to reptiles and small mammals.  The goal is always to rehabilitate and release back into the wild, unfortunately, sometimes this isn’t possible.  If an animal would not survive on its own, but still can maintain a good quality of life, many times they are trained as ‘wildlife ambassadors’.  It’s really a win-win situation, for the animal and also for us!  When you visit the center, you’ll have the opportunity to view these ambassadors up close.  You’ll be able to learn about this creature, how it became injured, and why it cannot be released.  You’ll meet some of the most passionate people around.  They are doing their work simply because they love what they do!  As busy as they are, surprisingly a lot of people have never heard of them.  I’m doing my part in helping to spread the information by providing shuttle service for our guests to the Center.  We enjoy the Tuesday Tour at Two, which includes an up-close visit from an ambassador, a tour around the outdoor enclosures containing other animals, and then a visit to their baby bird room.  If you haven’t heard multiple hungry baby birds chirping for their constant meals, then you just haven’t lived!  I highly recommend you check this place out – visit their website at http://www.thecenterforwildlife.org or check out their Facebook page.  And, if you find an animal that is injured or believed to be abandoned by its mother, give the Center a call on their hotline.  They’ll be able to help determine whether the animal should be left alone or brought in for care and treatment.  Hope you spread this little secret and take a visit yourself!  Enjoy the day, Sue


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