At the refuge visitors are able to observe wildlife year-round in many different habitats. Some great spots are the wetlands located along the Winterberry Way, Taylor Way, and Otter Alley trail. Our handicap-accessible fishing/observational pier on puffer pond is also an excellent place to see wildlife. Please no picking or disturbing wildlife or vegetation.
Some Tips: Other wildlife watchers will appreciate your consideration.
- Take your time, be alert and quiet
- Observe from the sidelines. Do not disturb a wild animal, they may feel threaten.
- Listen carefully for calls, splashes, and other wildlife noises. Many animals camouflage very well, and it takes a while to see them.
Look for signs of animals. Search for tracks, missing bark on trees, burrows, feathers, scat, and other signs animals have been in the area.
Do not offer snacks; human food could disrupt wild digestive systems.
Leave “abandoned” young animals alone. A parent is probably close by waiting for you to leave.