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Sinking Ponds Scoop - Jan 1st 2022

Sinking Ponds Scoop

Jan. 1st, 2022

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 experience and we also hope you may find some peace in this beautiful natural place. While visiting and admiring please simply remember to respect all its various wildlife residents and also remember to leave no trace.

Village of East Aurora Park Hours are from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM from September 16 through May 14 and 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM from May 15 through September 15. 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

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:

· Please note this wetland complex is protected by the New York State DEC Freshwater Wetlands Act and any entry into the marsh and/or pond areas is prohibited by the Village of East of Aurora.

· Ice skating on the marsh and/or pond areas is prohibited by the Village of East of Aurora.

· Please note the Village of East Aurora Leash Law is mandatory at this nature/wildlife sanctuary including the entire trail system. Lack of adherence to this law can be disrespectful to other sanctuary visitors and also can be very disruptive to sanctuary wildlife. Noncompliance 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. Also pet owners please cleanup after your pets and keep this beautiful nature sanctuary clean.

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, Bufflehead, Canada Goose, Loon, Wood Duck, Common Tern, Slinking Mink, Beaver, River Otter, Surf Scoters, Eastern Kingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Osprey, Baltimore Oriole, Horned Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe, Solitary Sandpiper, Warbling Vireo, Pileated Woodpecker, Green Heron, Red Fox, White-tailed Deer, Eastern Kingbird, Merlin, Bluebirds, American Kestrel, Great While Egret

Friends of Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary

We are a group of likeminded 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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