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!