As you may know I have been rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife over the past few months. I volunteer for West Cornwall Wildlife Volunteers who have been inundated this year due to COVID-19 forcing the closure of many other centres. Over the last few months, I have cared for 30 gull Herring gulls, 2 greater Black Backed Gulls, 2 sparrows, 5 house Martins, 2 Swallows, 7 Jackdaws, 2 pigeons, 2 Magpies, 2 Buzzards, 2 Crows, a Shag and a Jay as well many others who were just passing through!

Regulated warmth is vital especially to young birds who are not able to regulate their own body temperature, it is also an important factor in treating shock. I have been using a heat pad or lamp but these are not so easily regulated so I would like to have an incubator. The group don't receive any funding and rely completely on donations to carry on their work, supporting and caring for wildlife to release back into the wild. I would like to be able to help more by having improved facilities. I would like to raise funds towards purchasing a Brinsea TLC50 Advance Brooder ICU which has a car adapter and a digital thermostat with an alarm so care can begin immediately.

I am taking part in Open Studios Cornwall and will also be raising funds through sales of some sketches and pieces produced during workshops on a pay what you will basis. My Studio will be open Saturday 29th August until Monday 31st 10.30 - 3.30pm and then Friday 4th September to Sunday 6th.  I look forward to seeing you but if you are unable to join me you can still help by donating via my go fund me account


Just a few of the visitors I have had over the summer

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