Rehab Summer

Reflections on a Summer of Rehabilitation Working with wildlife results in a profound appreciation for the variety of animals you extensively care for each and every day. This appreciation goes well beyond being simply a “nature lover”. For example, some...

Enrichment for Coyotes and Bobcats

It’s “Reina”ing Cats and Dogs BY: Allie Olson, Enrichment and Training Intern This past summer was full of many great memories and challenges for me. Getting to know and work with all the animals was a great experience. I especially enjoyed presenting all the meet the...

Leaves starting to change

Finally, the maple trees are starting to turn orange and red along the trail.  Still quite a bit of green, but along with the cottonwood trees that are yellow — it’s a beautiful fall walk.

Enjoy the fall colors

Trees are just starting to turn from green to yellow, orange, and red.  Trails are dry and all are open.  Deer, turkeys, various woodpeckers, and Blue Jays are frequently seen along the way.

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...