May 2017 News

It’s the first of May and while spring has been slow to come this year, the wet weather has added some much needed water to the wetlands in the Sanctuary.  On the open water you can see Northern Shovelers and Pintails, American Widgeons, Ruddy Ducks, Buffleheads, Mallards and of course Coots galore!  The bright yellow American Goldfinches have returned as have the Tree Swallows.  Best of all, as the weather warms up the frogs have started their chorus – its mainly the Wood Frog (sounds like a quaking duck) that we’ve heard so far, but the Boreal Chorus Frog(sounds like a finger on a comb) can’t be that far behind.