You can help local injured, orphaned and sick wildlife at St. Francis Wildlife by:
VolunteerIf you are interested in volunteering, please check the link below for information, and then call us at (850) 627-4151.
2. College interns and high school senior externs, who are at least 18, are also welcome.
St. Francis Wildlife depends almost entirely on donations of caring people like you. You could make a tax deductible donation or have fun shopping for food and supplies from our wish list yourself!
HELP WILDLIFE EVERY DAY
- Sandy Beck’s Tallahassee Democrat Community Blog
How to appreciate and live in harmony with our wild neighbors and St. Francis Wildlife events.
- What to do when birds swoop down on you
- Why do you see raccoons and foxes during the day?
- Protect neighborhood foxes: Print and post this sign in your neighborhood (PDF)
- Where birds are colliding with windows or glass doors, print and hang this hawk silhouette
- Avoid using pesticides and learn about the alternatives
- Consider wildlife-friendly alternatives to barbed wire (PDF)
- Top 10 ways to help nesting birds
- Plant native trees, shrubs and other vegetation to provide natural food, water, and cover for wildlife
- Leave dead trees and stumps standing
- Nest box basics (PDF)
- Nest boxes for bluebirds, chickadees, and other small songbirds (PDF)
- Nest boxes for barn owls (PDF)
- Nest boxes for flying squirrels (PDF)
- Osprey platform
- Cats and wildlife overview
- Cats, birds, and you brochure (PDF)
- Domestic Cat Predation on birds and other wildlife (PDF)
- How to make your outdoor cat a happy indoor cat (PDF)
- More cat links
Live in harmony with your wild neighbors
Create a backyard refuge for wildlife
Build homes for wildlife
Keep your cat indoors
BUILD A CAGE
Many of the outdoor cages at St. Francis Wildlife are two decades old and need to be replaced. St. Francis is always looking for friends with carpentry skills to help repair old cages and build new ones.
SPEAK UP FOR WILDLIFE
Are you concerned about an issue affecting wildlife or the environment we share? Write a letter or e-mail, make a telephone call, send a fax, or pay a visit, to the agency involved in the problem, your government representatives, or local newspapers.
Be concise. Get the facts. Stick to one issue. Use your own words. Explain why you feel the way you do and how the issue affects you. Ask the legislator, agency or business to do something specific. Ask for a reply. Be persistent. Your opinion counts, but only if it's heard!