Wild Wings Inc. teaches environmental stewardship while providing life-saving care for injured birds of prey in the Rochester region.

Located in Honeoye Falls, Wild Wings Inc. is a not-for-profit educational organization which relies upon generous support from the community. The annual Silent Auction event to benefit Wild Wings Inc. will be held on April 12 at Locust Hill Country Club in Pittsford from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Jessica and Nick Kozakiewicz, discussed the Silent Auction Monday during News 8 at Noon. They also shared the stories of Wild Wings Inc. residents Gerhard and Apex, who were in studio as well.

“Wild Wings takes care of permanently injured and non-releasable birds of prey and we use these animals as educational ambassadors to inspire people to care about environmental conservation and preservation,” said Jessica. “Gerhard was hit by a car. You can notice his wing closest to me droops a little bit. He is from Rochester. He was injured locally, but with this wing injury he is no longer able to fly well enough to survive on his own in the wild and depends on Wild Wings for his food and care.”

Jessica said Apex is similarly challenged. “Apex is one of our newest birds, so if you haven’t been out to the facility recently, you might not have met him yet. He is a Red Shouldered Hawk. He is all the way from North Carolina, but they are found locally in Rochester. He was also hit by a car and has a broken wing and is unable to fly just like Gerhard.”

The Silent Auction at Locust Hill C.C. will features something for everyone. “This is a great event,” Jessica said. “It’s our largest fundraiser and it really helps to support these animals. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of, and there’ll be hundreds of silent auction items to bid on. We have different gift cards from local businesses, wine, growler fills. We have jewelry, handbags. We also have kitchen items as well as some larger and smaller electronics.”

To get your tickets, and for more information, visit WildWingsInc.com.

Jessica added, “We’re not funded by anyone, so we rely on fundraisers and programs that we do within the community in order to support and care for these animals and continue the wonderful outreach that we do into the community to help inspire young and old alike to care about the environment.”