Category: Blog

  • 2017 – A Visual Year in Review

    December 29, 2017 | Blog



  • 2016 – A Visual Year in Review

    January 26, 2017 | Blog

    2016 was the busiest year yet for WRSE! We could not have done it without your support. Here are some memories from the past year.


  • A Day in the Life: Bat Caretaker Pt. 4

    May 28, 2014 | Blog

    Well, dear readers, the time to release the bats in my care is rapidly approaching.  Although the actual date is probably still a few weeks away (depends on a variety of factors, most especially mean daily temperatures and the adequate abundance of bugs for them to eat) I am starting…


  • A Day in the Life: Bat Caretaker Pt. 3

    May 12, 2014 | Blog

    I weighed the bats today to ensure they are all self-feeding properly. The Silver-Haired Bat (SHB) is at her maximum weight (14 grams) and maintaining it well. Big Brown Bat (BBB) #2 is also now at his maximum weight (24 grams) and has maintained it for the past few weeks. Big Brown…


  • A Day in the Life: Bat Caretaker Pt. 2

    April 14, 2014 | Blog

    This week I was hoping to give you some history behind the bats in my care; how they came to need the services of WRSE, but I’m feeling far too playful for that today. Today I’d rather tell you about their little personalities, and how, even within the same species, they…


  • A Day in the Life: Bat Caretaker

    March 19, 2014 | Blog

    My name is Heike (pronounced Hy-ka, in case you were wondering) and am a part-time Wildlife Rehabilitator with WRSE. I have had the immense pleasure of specializing in the rehabilitation of bats these past several months, and thought you might like to come along on my journey as I learn…


  • A Day in the Life: Tiger Salamander

    February 20, 2014 | Blog


  • A Day in the Life: a Concerned Wildlife Volunteer

    February 12, 2014 | Blog

    The things you never think you will do.  For me rescuing an injured porcupine probably fell into the category of “who…me?” Yet here I was, watching a porcupine limping like it had a broken leg. At first, I was amazed that it was able to navigate in the freezing and…


  • A Day in the Life: a Hotline Volunteer

    January 30, 2014 | Blog

    I have been a hotline volunteer for some time now. I like it for many reasons. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton is an amazing organization and they treat their volunteers so well. I have always felt completely supported by so many knowledgeable people. I love animals and nature and…


  • 25th Anniversary Founder’s Message

    January 23, 2014 | Blog

    On January 23, 1989, I took the plunge and registered the Alberta Bird Rescue Association as a non-profit with Alberta Registries. Careful consideration had gone into whether it was time to start a rescue for injured wild birds. I really had no idea what I was getting myself and my…