Wildlife rescue expert to speak Saturday at Cacapon

January 15, 2008

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a talk by wildlife rescue expert Gretl Learned at Cacapon State Park on Saturday.

The free program will be held in the lower level conference room of the park lodge starting at 2 p.m.

Learned is the founder and director of the nonprofit Fern Wildlife Refuge near Winchester, Va.

She will discuss her work at the Refuge, wildlife rehabilitation and the importance of public education on habitat conservation.

Ms. Learned founded the Fern Wildlife Refuge in 1993. Twenty-three acres, the refuge provides rescue and rehabilitation services for orphaned, injured, and displaced wildlife from Winchester and the surrounding area.

It can assist most types of wildlife but predominantly cares for songbirds and small mammals, such as fox kits, squirrels and skunks.


For more information about the refuge, see its Web site at

For more information about Potomac Valley Audubon Society, contact Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization, and is a member of the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle and the Combined Federal Campaign.

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