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Seasonal Animal Advice

Read about some of the seasonal behaviour of native animals

Heat Stressed Wildlife

Thursday, February 09, 2017
When we experience extremely high temperatures for several days it may be weather that our wildlife is not used to. This means they may not be able to cope with the conditions.  read more

Sydney Weather brings animals into care

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Strong winds and heavy rain can put wildlife under extreme stress.

How you can help:

After the storm has passed and it is safe to do so please check under trees for fallen chicks, nests or injured birds. There have also been many flying-foxes entangled in backyard fruit tree netting, made worse this year by the severe natural food shortages up and down the east coast of Australia. If you see an injured young or adult flying-fox please do not touch, call WIRES immediately for assistance 1300 094 737.
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Wildlife help during times of high winds and wild weather

Monday, June 06, 2016

The wild weather and winds across NSW today can bring down trees and nests and separate young and vulnerable chicks and joeys from their parents.
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Helping wildlife during heatwaves and bushfires

Thursday, November 19, 2015

While most native animals are well adapted to changes in climatic conditions they can still suffer during heatwaves.  Animals can cope with extremes in temperatures they are used to, but if these extremes are unusual for a particular area the animals there will struggle.  read more

Snakes are shy and reclusive

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Snake moving through yard  read more

Winter and extreme weather advice to help wildlife

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Kookaburra in snow ©Gavin Columbu read more

Helping wildlife after severe storm events

Monday, April 20, 2015

Strong winds and heavy rain can put wildlife under extreme stress. read more

Strong winds impacting wildlife

Friday, March 20, 2015

The wild weather and winds across NSW today could not have come at a worse time for wildlife. read more

NSW Bushfires

Friday, March 20, 2015

WIRES would like to thank everyone for their very generous donations and other offers of help, both during and since the bushfires.  read more

Snakes - Shy and Reclusive

Friday, March 20, 2015

WIRES receives hundreds of calls from people concerned because they see a snake on their property. read more


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