Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Merry Christmas and Thank You From St. Francis!

by Catherine Greenleaf

The annual Christmas Bazaar at the Lyme Center Baptist Church was another big success this year! We sold close to 50 handmade ornaments, making enough money to pay for much-needed medication for the injured birds that come into the center.

Big thanks to all who made and donated bird ornaments this year. We very much appreciate your donations of time and hard work, and it was great to see many of you at the bazaar enjoying some hot cocoa and other holiday treats. Have a very Merry Christmas!

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Rebuilding and Repairing After The Microburst

The photo above shows the aftermath of a microburst that struck St. Francis Wild  Bird Center in July during prime rehabilitation season.

by Catherine Greenleaf

We counted ourselves extremely lucky this summer after a microburst suddenly ripped through our property, tearing a huge branch from a giant pine tree and dumping it on top of our bird center!

The microburst occurred during prime rehabilitation season, and all birds had to be relocated to another area while a team of tree cutters came in with their hand saws and chainsaws. The huge pine tree that stands over the center had lost an enormous branch, which caused damage to the roof of the building.

We were relieved and thankful since the situation could have been a lot worse, and no one was injured -- human or bird!

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