We often return from presentations late in the evening after a long day, many hours away from the swamp. Though we thoroughly enjoy connecting with people who have great respect and concern for wildlife and natural systems, the swamp is a welcoming sight.
The swamp (Little Swamp Sanctuary)provides habitat for many species; bald eagles nested here for ten years.
Many of the ponds at Little Swamp Sanctuary are home to cavity nesting birds (Hooded Merganser).
We are able to safely give the finder a once in a lifetime experience of releasing the rescued bird.
A snowy owl about to be released.
Children are still in awe of live wild animals. Magdelina organized her own fund-rising project and helped others donate towels as well as funds.
Many years were spent observing nesting peregrines at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
We reach students of many ages; in this photo, a hard working group of university students has completed a nest box study on Little Swamp Sanctuary.
A four mile hike to a cliff at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore gives us a clear view of a peregrine nest. This is a very productive nest; in 2014, four young peregrines fledged from this site.