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Trail & Bird Sighting Info
Buffleheads and Wilson's Snipe have been seen on the Lake and nearby mudflats.
Although our programs and buildings (restrooms included) are currently closed, park trails are still open. We encourage social distancing while enjoying the open spaces. Don't forget to use the restroom before you head out, bring your hand sanitizer and adhere to the CDC's social spacing guidelines of 6 feet. Happy Hiking!
Great Egrets have been seen on the Lake, the first sightings of this 2020 year.
The Park trails remain open. The Nature Center and public restrooms are closed.
response to COVID-19, Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and
George P. Hartwick, III will be closing the Olewine Nature Center at Wildwood
Park effective March 15, 2020 until further notice. All Dauphin County Parks
are currently open. Buildings (restrooms included) are closed.
following programs will also be postponed:
March 18 - Dr. Seuss Science Series
March 19 - Doc Fritchey Fly-Tying Classes
March 21 – Juniors Geocache
March 22 - Flower Walk: Cold Tolerant Plants
March 25 - Bird Walk: Waterfowl and Early Spring Migrants
March 25 – Preschool Storytime
* March 26 - Doc Fritchey Fly-Tying Workshop
March 28 – Bears: Furs, Feathers, Ferns
will be in touch with registrants regarding refunds and or/ rescheduled dates
for these programs.
The Commissioners and public safety officials continue to monitor COVID-19 and
coordinate with local, state and federal partners.
up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the county’s response, visit www.DauphinCounty.org/coronavirus.
safety tips and the latest information, visit www.health.pa.gov
Eastern Phoebe have been heard calling around the Nature Center and North Boardwalk.
Art In The Wild artists are hard at work. You may notice them working on their trail sites as you walk around the park.
Bald Eagle sighting along the Delta Boardwalk, behind the Nature Center. Mink sighting nearby the Paxton Creek Bridge.
Four Tundra Swans were spotted briefly on the Lake this morning.
Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Wood Duck and Song Sparrows have been heard and seen on the Lake. A Cooper's Hawk has been frequently seen along with Winter Wrens and even a Brown Creeper.
Eastern Phoebes have been seen on the North Boardwalk.