Awesome Opossums!

Awesome Opossums! I have never much thought about opossums other than to recall my brief encounters of them through the years, and in those cases, my thoughts were not very positive. However, as I now have a litter of 7 baby opossums in my care, I have been forced to...

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Things You Should Know About Groundhog Day

Things You Should Know About Groundhog Day Yay! It’s Groundhog Day-- a day to honor a tale of a season-predicting fat squirrel! What’s not to love about that?! In case you’ve been living in a burrow (little groundhog humor there!) and are unfamiliar with the...

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Hibernation vs. Torpor

Hibernation vs. Torpor With winter upon us here in Michigan, we have been seeing evidence of animals preparing for the cold weather: Birds making their migration south, animals’ coats getting thicker to protect from the bitter cold, and animals eating and storing up...

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Happy Squirrel Month!

Happy Squirrel Month! It’s time to celebrate squirrels! October is National Squirrel Awareness Month, and as one of WaRM’s favorite animal types, we’re here to make sure they get the recognition they deserve! Besides being quirky and silly, which makes them fun to...

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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung! Spring is upon us again, and with that, nature in Michigan begins to rouse from its long winter sleep: Flowers begin to bloom, hibernating animals awaken, and birds and insects return to us from their winter homes. Spring is a wonderful time to...

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