The Holden Beach Beautification Club will meet Wednesday, March 11 at 1:00PM at the EOC building. Note the change in venue!
How many times have you been walking on the beach and come across an ill or injured bird? You hate to leave it, but what do you do?
Our March speaker will be Mary Ellen Rogers of Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter. The Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter at Oak Island cares for injured or orphaned wild birds. They provide minimum medical care, safety from predators, food and shelter from the elements. When an animal can care for itself, it is released to the wild. They rescue, rehabilitate, and release only wild birds. If a bird cannot be released to the wild, a home at a zoo or educational facility is found. They care for more than 350 birds annually.
Mary Ellen Rogers came to Oak Island in 2005 with experience at a Bird of Prey Center in SC. She saw the need for a shelter and through donations and grants has expanded this facility. Mary Ellen will have a slide show and bring a bird to admire.
We will be collecting donations to support Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter at the meeting. The shelter needs kitchen garbage bags, gallon and quart size ziplock bags, file folders, printer paper, and other items.
Our Hostesses will be Diana Hadesty (Chair), Sharon Butler, Jane Ivey, Sandy McClellan, and Tracey Thomas.
Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, you do not need to be a member! Come hear about bird rehabilitation and the Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter. Next time you come across an injured bird on the beach you will know who to call!