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...

Trail open for skiing

Trail is open for skiing again, although conditions are poor. The few inches of snow allows for skiing, but be careful of ice under the snow. West side trail groomed today, hopefully east side will be groomed soon as well. Please remember to not walk on the groomed...

Skiing is postponed

Ski trail is mostly non-existent.  The warm temps eliminated snow in many areas, and the resulting puddles and soft ground are now frozen, along with all the tracks and uneven spots.   People are welcome to walk the trail until new snow falls.  Please use caution,...

Ski Trail still open

Trail is open, but in poor condition until more snow falls!  Leaves and twigs are in the groomed tracks, and the groomed tracks are difficult to see at times.  Lots of wild turkeys and deer out there to see, along with a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers.