BRWC and VSP have important considerations for the holiday

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) and Virginia State Police (VSP) remind residents that research shows that firework displays can cause a number of problems.

Research shows that wild birds can become disoriented and increase flight response.

Flocks have been recorded flying higher and further causing increased energy expenditure.

Loud and bright displays can cause animals to flee and even abandon their nest leaving their young to die.

Some humans can also negatively be affected by fireworks.

Those suffering from neurological disorders can be affected by fireworks as well.

BRWC and VSP ask that you consider one of the many professional displays in the area as opposed to setting off your own fireworks.

There are a number of fireworks starting tonight July 1 through July 5.

Many of the area displays are listed here.

Always be sure to secure your pet and check on people who might be negatively affected by fireworks.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend.

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BRWC’s Paint Party fundraiser

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Blue Ridge Wildlife Center is hosting a Paint Party at their headquarters in Boyce today at 1 pm.

The model for the afternoon is Mocha, the Wildlife Center’s resident Striped Skunk.

The session will be led by Cheryl Suitor, a local artist and teacher.

All are welcome ages 7 and up with tickets still available on their website and comes with any needed supplies.

Proceeds for the event go to supporting operations of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Dr. Riley of BRWC on wildlife and winter

Although today is a little warmer than it has been winter isn’t done yet.

We spoke with Dr. Jen Riley of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) about how animals adapt to cold weather in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to us by The Town of Front Royal.

Veterinarian Dr. Riley talks about how the animals adapt and survive the winter.

She also tells us things that we should and shouldn’t do to “help” the wildlife.

Click here for Dr. Riley’s interview.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.    

News Maker Dr. Riley of BRWC on wildlife and winter

Although today is a little warmer than it has been winter isn’t done yet.

We spoke with Dr. Jen Riley of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) about how animals adapt to cold weather in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to us by The Town of Front Royal.

Veterinarian Dr. Riley talks about how the animals adapt and survive the winter.

She also tells us things that we should and shouldn’t do to “help” the wildlife.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.       

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News Maker Dr. Riley of BRWC on wildlife and winter
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BRWC’s paint party

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The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center is hosting a paint party today starting at 1 pm at their facility in Boyce.

The model for the session will be Slim, the Wildlife Center’s resident Eastern Rattlesnake.

The session will be led by Cheryl Suitor, a local artist and teacher.

All are welcome ages 7 and up with still tickets available on their website and any needed supplies will come with purchase of a ticket.

Proceeds for the event go to supporting operations of Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. 

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Veterinarian Dr. Jen Riley as BRWC breaks records

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) broke admission records receiving well over 3,000 patients in 2021.

We spoke with Veterinarian Dr. Jen Riley of the center about that milestone in our latest News Maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Dr. Riley talks about the types of patients as well as the number compared to last year.

Dr. Riley also explains how we can help prevent some of the patients from having to go to BRWC.

Click here for Dr. Riley’s interview.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

News Maker Veterinarian Dr. Jen Riley as BRWC breaks records

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (BRWC) broke admission records receiving well over 3,000 patients in 2021.

We spoke with Veterinarian Dr. Jen Riley of the center about that milestone in our latest News Maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Dr. Riley talks about the types of patients as well as the number compared to last year.

Dr. Riley also explains how we can help prevent some of the patients from having to go to BRWC.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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News Maker Veterinarian Dr. Jen Riley as BRWC breaks records
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BRWC 2nd annual WildFest

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The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center’s 2nd Annual WildFest is today from 11 am to 4 pm at the Clarke County Fairgrounds.

This celebration of everything wild will feature visits from their animal ambassadors, prizes, interactive games and activities, and food vendors.

The event is free but donations are highly encouraged.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center host WildFest 2021

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The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center presents WildFest 2021 Sat. Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4.

Wildlife Ambassadors, Interactive games and events will be available along with representatives from local environmental organizations.

Food trucks will also be available at the Clarke County’s Rotary Club Fairgrounds on Main St. Berryville.

The event is free with donations encouraged to help support Blue Ridge Wildlife Center’s hospital and educational programs.

You can find out more about the event and let the center know you are coming here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here. 

BRWC precautions for West Nile Virus

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Blue Ridge Wildlife Center has observed the traditional summer rise in West Nile Virus Cases in the region, especially in crows, ravens and raptors like owls.

The West Nile Virus is mosquito born and can have effects on humans and horses.

If you have horses, a vaccine is available but mosquito control is the best remedy for humans.

Remember to discard standing water and keep your screens in your windows.

Long sleeves and repellents will also help when you are out and about.

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