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Sinking Ponds Scoop - August 1st 2021

Sinking Ponds Scoop

August 1st, 2021

Friends of Sinking Ponds Wildlife



Welcome to the Village of East Aurora Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary. During your visit please enjoy your nature and/or wildlife observations and we also hope you may find some peace in this beautiful natural place. While visiting and admiring please simply remember to respect all of its various wildlife residents and also your fellow visitors as well. Enjoy your visit and hope to see you sooner than later at Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary.

Frequently Asked Questions

In case you may have some general questions on Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary please feel free to access the following informative page on the Friends of Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary Web site. General questions and some simple rules we should all abide by to ensure all of us enjoy, admire, appreciate, and respect this beautiful nature and wildlife sanctuary.

General Updates

Welcome to the Village of East Aurora Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some of the most recent updates which may be of interest to you during your visit to this beautiful village nature and wildlife sanctuary:

· If you choose to take a short hike on the trails please be careful to check yourself for ticks after you return to your vehicles. We have had instances of visitors reporting ticks after their visits.

· Please note the Village of East Aurora Leash Law is mandatory at this nature/wildlife sanctuary including the entire trail system. Lake of adherence to this law can be disrespectful to other sanctuary visitors and also can be very disruptive to sanctuary wildlife. Non compliance can be reported to the East Aurora Town Dog Controller (652-4050) during regular business hours or the East Aurora Police Department (652-1111) after business hours.

· The visitor registration log book enclosure at the main trailhead will be replaced soon with a newer custom cedar version built by Fox Furniture.. The previous enclosure has to be replaced due to frequent ant infestation and it's deteriorated condition.

· Please feel free to use the newly added hand sanitizer at the visitor registration log book enclosure to ensure your hands stay clean both during and after your visit.

Wildlife Observations

During your visit at this beautiful nature and wildlife sanctuary here are some of the most recent wildlife observations and encounters to date that you just may experience:

Adult and sub-adult American Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Kingfisher, Killdeer, Snapping Turtles, Painted Turtles, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Red-winged Blackbirds, Mergansers, Mallard Ducks, Canada Geese, Loons, Wood Duck, Common Tern, Slinking Mink, Beaver, Surf Scoters, Eastern Kingbird, Horned Grebe, Osprey, Baltimore Oriole, Horned Grebe, Solitary Sandpiper, Warbling Vireo, Pileated Woodpecker, Green Heron, Red Fox, White-tailed Deer, Eastern Kingbird

Friends of Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary

We are a group of like minded individuals who enjoy the observation and interaction with nature and our natural world and understand the importance of its conservation and preservation. Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary in beautiful East Aurora NY is truly a unique natural place where we can all enjoy our connection with our natural world and reach out to others who would like to do the same. In the end it is all about admiring, appreciating, preserving, protecting and respecting our natural world and what better place to start then Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary.

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

― John Muir

“We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”

― Elbert Hubbard

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