Trail open

As of yesterday, the trail was still skiable!  The snow will be melting fast, and there is likely to be a lot of mud. Lots of bird activity even in the snow: Fox Sparrows, Cooper’s Hawks building a nest, Song Sparrows, Golden-crowned Kinglets, sapsuckers, and a...

Help wildlife in your backyard

You can help the young & adult wildlife in your backyard following these simple guidelines:  Most wildlife moms do not want to be separated from their young, but they are not always at the nest due to foraging or wanting to avoid predators finding their nests....

Ski Trail back open

Trails were groomed for skiing on April 5.  Trail is in fair condition, we expect most of the snow to disappear in the sunshine over the next few...

Birds and Snow

Waterfowl seen along the trail this week include: Buffleheads, all 3 species of mergansers, Blue-winged Teals, American Wigeons, a Lesser Scaup, Northern Shovelers, and a group of 20+ Wood Ducks.    A pair of Great Blue Herons, and a couple of Pied-billed Grebes were...

Volunteer Spotlight

Dana DePetro Why did you become a WLS volunteer? I love animals! I have since I was very little! I remember visiting the wildlife sanctuary when I was young and how much I enjoyed it! I remember thinking “I want to volunteer here someday!” I like the idea...

Tracks everywhere

There is not much snow on the trail, conditions for skiing are fair to poor as of Tuesday, Feb. 13.   Because the snow cover is light, animal tracks are fairly easy to see!  Raccoon, deer, turkey, squirrel, cottontail, vole, deer mouse, and fox tracks are present...

Trails have snow

Trails are snowy again!  Please use caution, as there is still a lot of ice under the new fallen snow.   As always, remind everyone to please not walk on the ski tracks.

Trails not usable for skiers

Trails are difficult to transverse at this time—please be careful if you are walking.  The small amount left of the groomed ski track is hard to see, much of the trail was puddles, grass, and mud, which has frozen and is icy and quite uneven.

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight:   Barb Mogilka Why did you become a WLS volunteer? We moved to Green Bay when our 4 children were young and I visited the Sanctuary often. It’s always been a favorite place! Now as a Grandma I’ve brought my grandchildren to WLS and they love it as...