Wild bird care centre aglow after light bulb donations

The wild bird care centre has received hundreds of donated 100-watt incandescent bulbs. The bulbs are used to supply both heat and light to injured birds.

Ottawa’s Wild Bird Care Centre said donors have given the animal shelter 600 incandescent light bulbs in the last two days — or enough light bulbs for the animal shelter to provide warmth for injured and recovering birds for more than 15 years.

Last week the bird care centre put the call out for the 100-watt incandescent bulbs, which use more power but are also warmer and serve an important role inside incubators.

The federal government banned manufacturers from supplying the bulbs to Canada beginning this year on Jan. 1, as part of rules aimed at improving efficiency.

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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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