Wye Marsh Adoption Program

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Your support of the Wye Marsh Adoption Program ensures our continued success in fulfilling our mission statement to be a centre of excellence for wetlands research, interpretation and education based on the principles of stewardship and the importance of environmental awareness. 

Wye Marsh’s educational ambassadors  include reptiles and birds of prey who are no longer able to survive in the wild and need our care. The Wye Marsh Adoption Program provides care and enrichment for these animals.

The Marsh Adoption Program also provides resources for staff and volunteers to continually monitor Wye Marsh’s wild bird populations as part of its stewardship mandate.

Scroll down to view our animals up for adoption including:

  • Birds of Prey 
  • Reptiles
  • Swans
  • Wild Birds
  • Chickadees

-The Gift of Environmental Stewarship -

Adoptions are a thoughtful and meaningful gift for a friend, loved one or collegue who shares your passion for nature.  Whether a gift, a tribute, or in memory, adopting a part of Wye Marsh helps support our educational programs and conservation efforts.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our adoption program at 705-526-7809, ext. 0 to reach Visitor Services or e-mail info@wyemarsh.com.

Thank you for your support.


Birds of Prey

The Birds of Prey who reside at Wye Marsh are Educational Animal Ambassadors and they assist in telling the story of environmental stewardship and the importance of habitat conservation. These are animals who are no longer able to survive in the wild and need our care.

Adoption of a Wye Marsh Bird of Prey includes a personalized certificate, a card with the raptor’s picture and fact sheet, and your name engraved on a plaque mounted near the animal enclosure.

Select a Bird of Prey for Adoption:

 


Reptiles

The Reptiles who reside at Wye Marsh are Educational Animal Ambassadors and they assist in telling the story of environmental stewardship and the importance of habitat conservation. These are animals who are no longer able to survive in the wild and need our care.

Adoption of a Wye Marsh Reptile includes a personalized adoption certificate, a card with the reptile’s picture and fact sheet, and your name engraved on a plaque mounted near the animal enclosure.

Select a Reptile for Adoption:

 


swans

Not long ago the Wye Valley was silent.  The Trumpeter Swan had not been seen in this area for over 200 years. Now the Wye Valley resonates with the triumphant call of this majestic species.

Adoption of a Swan at Wye Marsh includes a personalized adoption certificate, a beautiful Trumpeter Swan print, and a chance to name the swan for its lifetime if it has not already been given a name. 


Wild Birds

Wye Marsh is designated an Important Bird Area (IBA), and home to many different species of wild birds who can be seen and heard while enjoying our trails. 

Adoption of a wild bird native to the Wye Marsh includes a card featuring the bird and fact sheet.

Select a Wild Bird for Adoption:

 


Chickadees

 

Chickadees are well known at Wye Marsh and in many backyards as social little birds who will land on one's hand in search of sunflower seeds. 

Adoption of a chickadee at Wye Marsh includes a post card featuring a chickadee and fact sheet.

 

 

 


All adoptions are symbolic.  Captive animals stay at the Wye Marsh and wild birds are representative of the Wye Marsh resident population.