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LATE WINTER NATURE EXCURSION: Snow Geese at Middle River Creek WMA and Tour of Wolf Sanctuary-SOLD OUT

March 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


The second in our NEW SERIES of Quarterly Adult Day Trips! Spend the day with other nature lovers, traveling together in the Irvine mini-bus to explore some of the Mid-Atlantic’s best wildlife hotspots.

This excursion starts with a guided tour of the fascinating Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania, in northern Lancaster County, currently the home to over 50 gray wolves on 80 acres of forested land and provides a unique experience to learn about these top-tier predators. Established in 1980, when state laws about owning exotic pets became much stricter, the Sanctuary was created as a refuge for illegally owned wolves and wolf-dogs confiscated by the PA Game Commission. As the Sanctuary grew over time, it became a non-profit organization focused on conservation and outreach.

Next, it’s a short drive to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, one of the largest late-winter staging grounds for Snow Geese in North America. These spectacular birds gather from wintering sites all over the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast and descend upon Middle Creek’s 6,000-acre managed wetlands in late February. Their numbers swell to 100,000 or more before their annual departure for the arctic a few weeks later. The breathtaking spectacle includes roughly 5,000 larger Tundra Swans and a host of smaller waterfowl. Bring your camera for this unforgettable sight!

On the return trip, we will enjoy a delicious evening meal at a casual and highly-rated restaurant in the Lititz area. The Late Winter Nature Excursion departs from Irvine and participants travel together in the Irvine bus. This program is intended for Adults and teens ages 15+.

Instructor: Brian Rollfinke, Director of Education
Saturday, March 4th
9:00AM –9:00PM
Cost: $95 per person (includes tour of Wolf Sanctuary; does not include cost of dinner)

This program is SOLD OUT! Look for additional Adult Nature Excursions coming soon.