Carson’s mew has had quite the makeover this winter with the help of several volunteers. Her hutch was reinstalled in the fall as a wind block and space to contain body heat during cold nights. At the front of the mew we added a small spruce tree, delivered by volunteer Larry Baldus, for enrichment.
We also made adjustments to better suit her wing injury. Broken bones in her left wing never healed properly and left her unable to fly. Perching was reconfigured last fall to reduce the use of that wing. We lowered perches and installed a ramp built by volunteer Larry Hanson to help her navigate her mew with confidence. Carson was wary at first of the strange new structure, but I saw her use the ramp for the first time this week, finally a stamp of approval of her remodeled home.