Be fit and walk our trails!

Join the free Trail Fitness Walks Thursdays at 6:00 pm through August.  Bring your fitbits and get your steps in!  Walks are at a brisk pace and we walk for about 45 minutes.  Great turnout last...

Hoppin’ Down the Bunny Trail

Did you find a bunny nest in your garden?  Did your dog or cat bring a little friend to the door?  Every year thousands of Eastern Cottontails, better known as your common wild rabbit, are brought to wildlife facilities across the country.  What may seem like an...

Spring Warbler Report

The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is considered a Wisconsin Important Bird Area (WIBA) and integral stopover point for migrating songbirds–especially warblers!  Bay Area Bird Club members counted 28 species of warblers this past spring and over 2600 individuals....

Mosquitoes are here

Trails are in good shape, with the exception of the same low areas that are still muddy.  Songbirds are nesting and other wildlife is occasionally seen with their young close behind.  Spring flowers are almost done blooming.

Trees in Bloom

Trails are in great shape, just a couple low muddy areas left.  Flowering trees fill the air with a pleasant aroma and they still have many blossoms.  Birds are busy nesting and migratory songbirds are still trickling through.

A lot to see on the trail

Trails are mostly dry at this point! Low areas on either side of Boardwalk along section parallel to East Shore Drive is still under water. Songbirds are moving through—birders report several warbler species, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and orioles are singing away....

Some areas are still muddy

Hiking trails still have standing water in a few areas, and low sections are a little muddy. Migratory birds are trickling in to our area: Pine Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Belted Kingfishers, and many more! Leopard and Wood frogs are calling in the marsh, and...