Song Sparrow is back

Trails are muddy, with puddles in low areas.  Song Sparrows were singing today and paired up cranes are busy scoping out the marsh.  Some ice still remains.

Helping Endangered and Threatened Wildlife

One trend we have been seeing is the increase of endangered and threatened populations making their way into the Wildlife Sanctuary. With 2014 marking 100 years since we lost the last Passenger Pigeon, wildlife enthusiasts are more aware of populations in decline now...


The dusting of snow has allowed us to see all types of animal tracks.  Foxes, cottontails, squirrels, turkeys, geese and ducks, deer, opossums; and rodent tunnels under the snow can be see as well.

Meet the Ball Python

Meet our resident Ball Python. The Ball Python came to us in 1999 after it was confiscated as an illegal pet. Currently, the Ball Python weighs just shy of 4lbs and is almost 4 ft. long. Ball Pythons are carnivorous predators native to Africa. They eat a variety of...

Hiking Trails are muddy

As the ground thaws, there will be more and more puddles and muddy sections of trail.  Great conditions for looking for animal tracks:  raccoon, opossum, deer, and fox tracks were all seen.  Be careful!

Night Ski

The night ski for Tuesday, February 14 has been cancelled.  The trail is not ski-able at this time and walkers should use caution, there are icy patches that are melting.  We are hoping for another snowfall so that we can open the trail for skiing again!

Red-shouldered Hawk

Georgia the Red-Shouldered Hawk This summer at the Wildlife Sanctuary I was presented with a number of tasks and challenges that helped me grow professionally. One of the challenges presented to me was training a young Red-Shouldered Hawk we named Georgia. Georgia was...