Unnecessary Orphans

This summer I had the privilege to experience interning at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary for their rehabilitation program. Over the course of the summer I learned a lot of new information regarding wildlife animals, specifically when it came to babies. Although I...

Mosquitoes

Trails are in great condition for walking!  Please be careful of uneven terrain.  Summer mosquitoes are all over in force–wear protective clothing or insect repellent.   Frequently seen are : White-tailed Deer, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Wild Turkeys, Red-winged...

spring flowers and birds

Birdwatchers are seeing many species of migratory warblers and other species along the trails this week.  Some of the spring woodland flowers are finally showing up as well.  Trail is muddy in areas, and some standing water in low areas.    Enjoy the gorgeous spring!...

Frogs calling

Yesterday, April 26, was the first day that Wood Frogs were heard calling in Hussong marsh.  Trails are muddy and wet in areas, please be careful!

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...