Recent Sightings

Sightings Over The Last 30 Days

October 19, 2018

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Raptors aren't the only birds we see migrating past the lookouts! This Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) was spotted taking a quick snack break atop a branch at North Lookout.

Photo by Bill Moses.

October 12, 2018

Acorns

Acorns

Staff and volunteers have been finding an optimistic amount of acorns, or oak nuts, in the parking lots, forests, and trailsides. Redistributing these nuts throughout the forest and formally propagating some all contributes to the Sanctuary's efforts to repopulate oak tree species on the Mountain. 

Photo by Mary Linkevich. 

October 5, 2018

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel

A true sign of autumn on the Mountain, witch hazel (Hamamelis) can be seen blooming along our trails and in our Native Habitat Garden. 

Photo by Mary Linkevich.

September 28, 2018

Timber Rattlesnakes

Timber Rattlesnakes

This month, visitors have spotted several timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) crawling between the rocks at the Lookouts and along some trails. Don't be afraid, though! They often just want to soak up the fleeting sun and mind their own business.

Photo by Bill Moses. 

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