We have postponed this year’s Run for RARE so we can have a little more time to plan and prepare. We are excited to bring you a fun, memorable event! Look for the inaugural run in spring 2018. Thanks for your continued support!
Get your 40-pound bag of Deluxe Cardinal Blend for only $25, or $30 delivered (Iowa City)!! High-quality blend will attract many songbirds! Sunflower seeds, millet, peanuts, safflower and sunflower kernels Proceeds benefit The Rare Group Pre-order now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Pick up on Saturday, March 18 from 10-2 at The Rare Expo East Side Recycling […]
On Sunday, November 27, we celebrated the release of an incredible American Bald Eagle. The eagle was found by the Goods on October 17 in Clinton County, and was diagnosed with 2 fractures in one wing, and some additional wounds. It responded well to treatment, and was able to move to the flight cage in […]
What an exciting week it has been for The RARE Group! We have another release to share with you! This owl was found at Palisades-Kepler State Park shortly before Halloween. He had head trauma and was having trouble gripping with its feet. Our RARE volunteers hand-fed him until he could eat on his own. He […]
What better way to spend a frigid, snowy December day than releasing a Great Horned Owl? This owl’s release was certainly cause for celebration, as she was found at the Center Point, Iowa truck plaza off Interstate 380 nearly 3 months ago, on September 14. She came to us emaciated and demonstrating some neurological issues, […]
On Facebook, we’ve been counting down to #GivingTuesday. Today is also the day before our 1st Anniversary. 🙂 In this last year, we’ve admitted 169 animals into our care; 110 raptors and 59 non-raptors – and each was attended to with our experience and expertise, at an average cost of ~$100 per animal. That $100 […]
YOU ARE INVITED! We will be releasing a bald eagle this Sunday at 3 pm!! The location will be at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center/Rock Creek campground near Camanche, IA. We hope you can come! (Photo by Nikki Herbst) This is a photo of the eagle being held for treatment. As you see, welder’s […]
Raptor pellets … basically, they are the leftovers of what the raptors ate in a given day, in a neat little package. They are full of fur, bones … etc. While some people may put this into the “yuck!” category, others will find it a fascinating learning opportunity. If you have a scout group, science […]