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New Mexico Wildlife Center Open House Oct. 7-8

on September 13, 2017 - 4:27am

Scott Oscar presents a talk about owls. Courtesy/NMWC

Melissa Sol talks about birds. Courtesy/NMWC

NMWC News:

The New Mexico Wildlife Center invites the public to its annual Open House 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 7-8 at 19 Wheat St. in Espanola.

Activities include:

  • Live Animal Demonstrations;
  • Owl Pellet Dissection and Kids’ Art Activities;
  • Tour the Rehabilitation Hospital Unit (free if you bring a wish list item*);
  • Silent Auction;
  • New Displays and Photo Opportunities; and
  • Refreshments.

Although there is no charge for the event, there is a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle for parking. This event is a fundraiser for the New Mexico Wildlife Center, a non-profit organization supported entirely through donations and grants. The organization works to conserve and restore native wildlife and their habitats through action-oriented education, promotion of public awareness, strategic partnerships and responsible wildlife rehabilitation.

For more details, call 505.753.9505 or email

The New Mexico Wildlife Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

*The wish list can be found at Some needed items include unscented laundry soap, wild finch canary food, green leaf and romaine lettuce, AAA batteries, cat litter, white vinegar, mop heads and gift cards.