In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Marge Gibson.

Marge is the founder and executive director of the Raptor Education Group, Inc. (REGI) in Antigo, Wisconsin.

Sandy and I spent one week volunteering at REGI through the A Year to Volunteer project.  It was one of the most impactful experiences of our lives.  I wrote extensively about it in my blog post last week.

The day after our group completed the project, Sandy and I were able to go back over to REGI and spend some time with her and record this podcast.

She is truly one of the most kind, genuine and compassionate humans that we’ve ever met.

The work that she and her staff are doing at REGI is exceptional.

A little about REGI:

Raptor Education Group, Inc is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of injured or orphaned native bird species and public education of wildlife issues.

It has three goals.

  1. To create a safe haven for injured wildlife while they heal and until they are ready to be released back into the wild.
  2. To develop nutritional protocol, rehabilitation methods and husbandry based on the natural history of the bird to assure a successful release.
  3. To create a broader understanding of native birds, their behavior and habitat needs among the public and the scientific community.

REGI holds permits from both the State of Wisconsin and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service to possess threatened and endangered indigenous species for rehabilitation and educational purposes. They are members of both the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, Raptor Research Foundation and American Society of Ornithology.

Click on either of the links below to listen to the conversation.