What's Happening at Wildwood Park?
Wetlands Festival on Saturday, April 30
Featuring live animals from Shaverâ€™s Creek Environmental Education Center
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Art In The Wild Exhibit Open
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See the Winners
Participate in the Wildwood Phoenix Photo Contest
Olewine Nature Center Exhibits
Don Whiteâ€™s photos are now on display in the downstairs gallery. Winning photos from the Friends of Wildwood Photo Contest are in the upstairs gallery
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Photography Course for Adults
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2016 Friends of Wildwood Photography Contest
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Wildwood Lake Restoration Feasibility Study
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Trail & Bird Sighting Info
Eggs of the Canada Geese and Mallards have started to hatch.
Bald Eagles and Osprey have been seen occasionally.
Recent migrants include: Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler, Warbling Vireo, House Wren, Eastern Bluebird, Brown Thrasher, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, and Green Heron.
On this spring day, many wildflowers are blooming, including common blue violet, trout lily, Dutchman's breeches, dandelion, garlic mustard, heal-all, ground ivy, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Virginia bluebells, celandine (wood) poppy, lesser celandine, jet bead, redbud, snowball viburnum, columbine, Jacob's ladder, golden corydalis, cut-leaved toothwort, common speedwell.
In addition to plants, there are interesting animals to observe. A Black Rat Snake was seen on the East Shore Trail and Downy Woodpeckers were in courtship behavior.
Caspian Tern seen over the lake from the Towpath Trail.
Watch for interesting courtship behavior: Tree Swallows are swooping and chasing; Canada Geese are sitting on nests; Wood Ducks are courting; birds are singing to establish territory; Snapping Turtles are mating in the shallow parts of the lake.
A Gray Catbird was seen on the Towpath Trail.
On the lake: Mallards, American Black Ducks, Gadwalls, many Green-winged Teal, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shovlers, Great Egrets, five Great Blue Herons, and five Wilson Snipe.
Palm Warbler spotted on the North Boardwalk.
A group of Wild Turkey was seen near the North Boardwalk.
Blue-winged Teal are on the lake. Look for Palm Warblers and Yellow-rumped Warblers on the Towpath Trail.
A Meadow Vole has been seen coming out of holes in the ground near the bird feeders behind the nature center.