03. March 2012 · Comments Off on Wonderful Raccoons at Crab Cove Visitor Center · Categories: Events, Uncategorized

We had an excellent event today. Our presentation at the Crab Cove Visitor Center all about Raccoons took place this morning at 10am. Here is a photo retelling of this very fun event:

We arrived at the Crab Cove Visitor Center to see this wonderful sign announcing the day’s event, as well as a poster about it hanging in the message box. The Visitor Center lecture room had many interested boys and girls all set to learn about raccoons!

Megan was there with PoPo the Raccoon, to answer questions and meet the kids. Constance was going to make the presentation about Wonderful Raccoons.

Despite a couple of technical glitches, Constance did a great job presenting to the audience! We learned all about Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores, how raccoons climb up and down trees, and much much more, complete with demonstration and examples!  PoPo and Megan also did a great job making the rounds, asking kids questions and getting to know them.


After the lecture, we all went outside for Raccoon-oriented Arts & Crafts! There were raccoon pictures to color, footprint stamps to press, and really cool bookmarks to take home as souvenirs!

Here are the two Cutest Pictures of the Day:

Great Job to Constance Taylor for her excellent presentation to the crowd of little ones!

Great job to Megan Isadore for organizing and coordinating this event!

Thank you to the Crab Cove Visitor Center. We look forward to many more child and adult oriented educational lectures with you in the future.

(special thank you to PoPo for taking time out of his busy springtime schedule to attend and talk about himself. Thanks PoPo!)







14. July 2010 · Comments Off on Upcoming Lecture: Secrets of a Familiar Neighbor · Categories: Events

What does a mother raccoon do when her kit dangles by his claws from a beam 20 feet up in the air?

Why are there so many raccoons in cities?

Should I be worried if I see a raccoon out in the daytime?

Join Megan Isadore, a naturalist and wildlife rehabilitator with Oaklandʼs Yggdrasil Urban Wildlife Rescue, for a family-friendly slide and video presentation on one of our most common urban wildlife neighbors. Megan will discuss raccoon life history and behavior, answer your questions on humanely solving nuisance raccoon problems, and show an exciting video update on our most famous raccoon patient, Tiny Tim!

When? Thursday, July 22, 2010 7PM-8PM (half hour talk, plenty of question time!)

Where? Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Avenue, Oakland, CA

Cost? FREE
Featuring the beautiful wildlife photography of Jack Gescheidt,
jackphoto.com and raccoonery.com

25. March 2009 · Comments Off on Wow! · Categories: Animal Stories, Events


This is one of the 5 babies brought in to our wildlife center earlier this month. Check out our Raccoon Team,  Rancho Raccoon to read more about their progress as they grow!

Title: Squirrel Foster-Care Training Class – Open Registration
Description: Registration is now open to schedule training classes for new volunteers interested in becoming foster-caregivers for orphaned baby squirrels. Please ready our volunteer details to see if this work is right for you.
Date: 2009-02-24

19. May 2008 · Comments Off on Volunteer Orientation · Categories: Events

Title: Volunteer Orientation
Location: 7036 Balsam Way
Description: A sit-down meet-and-greet to discuss ways you can volunteer to help and get a tour of our small facility.
Start Time: 2pm
Date: 2008-05-25
End Time: 3pm

07. May 2008 · Comments Off on FosterCare Training Class! · Categories: Events

Title: FosterCare Training Class!
Location: 7036 Balsam Way, Oakland
Description: Sign up as a new fostercare volunteer and receive your first class, clearing the way for you to raise baby squirrels with our organization. Class is held from 12 noon – 3pm Requires $10 to cover costs of printouts and supplies. Snacks and Drinks provided. RSVP at 510-547-9897 or at info@yuwr.org
Start Time: 12 noon
Date: 2008-05-31
End Time: 3pm

07. May 2008 · Comments Off on Kids Creekfest 2008! · Categories: Events

Title: Kids Creekfest 2008!
Location: Fernandez Park, Pinole
Description: Learn Environmental awareness and Big Fun for Little Kids
• Creek Clean-up & Tours
• FREE FOOD with Organic, Healthy Stuff
• Organic, Pesticide-Free Gardening Practices
• FUN, Earth Friendly Entertainers
(like juggler Doug Nolan and his H2OH YEAH! Show, a really fun band, and MORE!)
• Native American Storyteller & Cultural Games
• Live native animals, FREE craft and activity booths,
organic food samples FREE lunch AND More!
Adults admitted if under the supervision of a child
For more info: 510 741 8336
Fernandez Park – (Highway 80 to Pinole Valley Road exit, head towards the Bay; corner of San Pablo & Tennent Avenues)
Start Time: 10:30am
Date: 2008-05-10
End Time: 3pm