October is a special month at Procyon

October is a special month at Procyon because we celebrate two of our favourite animals: the raccoon and the opossum!  International Raccoon Appreciation Day is October 1st and National Opossum Day is October 18th.  And this year we have seen many more of each species needing rehabilitation!

A Young Procyon Wildlife Supporter!

Thanks to Olivia who in the spring raised money for Procyon through selling maple syrup. Yesterday she came to the Centre with Stuffies and paper towels which we go through constantly. Here she is with Crystal (the best animal care coordinator possible). Thank you so much Olivia, your support is greatly appreciated.

Here Olivia is shown with Crystal (the best animal care coordinator possible).

You must be 18 years or older to be a volunteer at Procyon Wildlife. But there is still lots that kids can do to help!

Before they left, Olivia and her mom asked what more can kids do to help us out.

We have a lot of squirrels overwintering with us this year. So the following are things you can go out and collect for them.

  • Maple tree keys.
  • Acorns.
  • Black walnuts.
  • Apples.
  • Pine cones especially the small ones but any size will do.
  • Leftover small pumpkins.