West Nile Virus

Even though the warm summer days are coming to an end, the West Nile Virus is still being carried on by mosquitos. Numerous crows, hawks, eagles, owls, and song birds arrive at the sanctuary daily due to West Nile Virus. Once admitted, these birds get put on a strict...

Summer coming to a close

Migratory birds are on the move–warblers and others are heading south for the winter months.  Deer and turkeys are active along the trail.  Some trees are beginning to show signs of changing color for autumn. Join us on Wednesdays in September for the Trail...

You can help wildlife

Yes, YOU can help wildlife! Did you know you can help wildlife by just providing a space for animals to be released? Every year we have squirrels, cottontails, raccoons and other critters that need space to run free after they have rested, grew, healed, and have...

Wet conditions

Trails are mostly dry, but low areas are still muddy.  Woodchucks, turkeys, deer, garter snakes and dragonflies have been seen daily along the trail.  Mosquitoes are abundant.

Fawn Season

It’s Fawn Season! White-tailed deer have started having young– and even if it seems the youngsters are alone, they typically are not! Mom does not always stay by the fawn. She does not want to lure predators to the youngster. Fawns typically lay quietly in...

Trail mostly dry

Most areas are drying out, there are only a few low spots with standing water.  Mosquitoes are hatching and are present.   Birds are busy nesting and starting nesting behavior.  Many spring flowers such as bluebells are done blooming, and some, such as Mayapples will...

Oriole singing

We heard our first of the year Baltimore Oriole singing on the trail fitness walk yesterday afternoon.    Trails are still flooded in low areas, but most areas are dry.  Enjoy the spring!

Wet conditions

Lots of spring activity from all kinds of wildlife!  Woodchuck families are out and about, spring migratory birds are continuing to come through, and goslings are hatching.  Please be careful as there is standing water in areas and lots of mud.

Nibbles the Mallard duck

“Nibbles” came to the Wildlife Sanctuary from the Milwaukee area. Sadly, he had been kept as an illegal pet for the first 2 years of his life, and was finally turned in to the Wildlife In Need Rehab Center in Oconomowoc. Unfortunately for Nibbles, he was...