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Bird rescue organization to hold open house May 5

May 01, 2013

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research invites the community to visit The Frink Center for Wildlife for an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 5, at 110 Possum Hollow Road, Newark. The event will take place rain or shine.

Volunteers will lead tours of the wild bird clinic, giving guests a closer look at how Tri-State treats the wildlife in its care. Representatives from other animal and nature organizations, including Delmarva Ornithological Society, Brandywine Zoo and Delaware Museum of Natural History, will be on hand to further raise attendees’ awareness and appreciation of the natural world.

The bird rescue will offer children’s activities and face painting throughout the day. New this year, snacks and sandwiches will be available for purchase from I Don’t Give a Fork, a food truck based in the Newark area. A portion of the proceeds from food sales will be donated to Tri-State.

Thanks to the support of sponsors, this family-friendly event is free. Tri-State will, however, accept donations of cash and single-ply toilet paper and paper towels, which are used to make nests for the thousands of baby birds that are carek for each spring and summer.

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is an internationally recognized, licensed, nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation organization that cares for nearly 3,000 injured, orphaned and oiled native wild birds each year ranging from hummingbirds to eagles. For more information, visit www.tristatebird.org.

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