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.

Ski Trail Open

The trails have been groomed, since the snowfall last week—conditions as of today are fair,  The warm temps the last few days have left a few bare spots.    Please do not walk on the groomed ski tracks as a courtesy to the skiers!

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...