Wolf Sanctuary of PA

animals, Photography

Earlier this year we visited the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, which is located in Lititz. It is home to a variety of wolf packs. And an education facility for those looking to tour and learn about wolves. You can take a tour most Saturdays and Sundays, it is just $12 a person. You can also reserve a tour on a Tuesday or a Thursday for $15 a person. Additionally, they offer private tours and full moon tours. You can find out more by visiting their website.

The wolf sanctuary provides refuge to these wolves, since PA is not a natural residence for wolves. They provide food and a land for them and also happily accepts donations. You can sponsor a wolf by visiting their membership page. It can help the sanctuary provide and meet the wolves needs. You can also purchase gift certificates, donate, or purchase merchandise here.

It’s an interesting experience and you’ll learn a lot about the wolf packs. Plus, you’ll get to watch the caretakers feed them and see the unique personalities that each of them have. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re ever in the area.

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Living outside of town

nature, Photography, wildlife

I recall thinking that one day I wanted to live just outside of town. A place where you could be in nature, but within minutes of stores. Years later I ended up marrying a man who wanted the exact same thing. And, already owned a place that fit the description. How perfect…

One of the things I love most about living here is the constant wildlife. On a regular occasion we see birds, squirrels and groundhogs. We’ve also seen chipmunks, snakes and deer. But one of the coolest sights was when two turkey hens came wobbling through our yard with about a dozen babies. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find any good photos of that on our memory cards. However, I did happen to find these three pictures to share. You’ll see a baby robin on our front porch, a blue jay resting in the backyard and what I believe is a garter snake in the grass.

This lifestyle may not be for everyone. Living outside of town can come with its negatives like not being in walking distance to shops and it also comes with more bugs. However, it does have its perks, such as being closer to nature, having real bonfires in the backyard, less light pollution and seeing various wildlife. It’s the perfect location for a writer/hobbyist photographer.

Our backyard

birds, nature, wildlife

As a young adult, I remember thinking that the ideal location to live would be right outside of town. An area with nature, but within minutes of town-life (stores etc.). Well, I ended up marrying my husband, who came with a house (just outside of town). It’s the perfect location. It only takes about ten minutes to get to most of the stores and gas stations. However, it’s set out far enough to have a nature view. We’ve seen deer, a variety of birds, a snake and more. But, so far, the highlight was seeing two turkeys and their herd of babies waddle through our yard.

Above you will see a view from our back window. When our yard ends the trees begin. Here my husband was able to capture a red cardinal hiding out in the branches. I love this picture, it captures the beauty and mystique of the forest.