Do you know who to call if you discover an injured bird or other wild animal? Lots of people do know the answer to this question, resulting in 2012 being the busiest year on record at Wildlife Rescue's care facilities.
Last year, more that 4,000 animals were admitted to B.C.'s largest animal rehabilitation centre, which is located on the shore of Burnaby Lake.
At the Feb. 12 meeting of the Burke Mountain Naturalists, Wildlife Rescue educator Johanna Thompson will present a video and slideshow on what happens once an animal enters the care centre and how it is rehabilitated for eventual release back into the wild.
The care facilities are not open for tours, so this "virtual tour" is a special opportunity for members of the public to learn more about this organization, which receives injured, orphaned and pollution-damaged wildlife from all over the province.
The meeting will be held in the hall of Como Lake United Church, located on the corner of Marmont Street and King Albert Avenue in Coquitlam.
Everyone is welcome to attend, and there is no charge. For information, call 604-9364108 or 604-461-3864, or see www.bmn.bc.ca.