Many different animals call Willowsford home, due largely to the variety of habitats found on Conservancy land.
All animals need four basic things to live and thrive: food, water, shelter, and a place to raise their young. To meet these needs for the various kinds of wildlife at Willowsford, we maintain a diverse range of habitats with many types of native plants for food and shelter, and abundant water sources.
A few ways we support wildlife at Willowsford include: connecting habitat through forest and meadow restoration and by creating wildlife-friendly home gardens; control of invasive plants and animals; riparian plantings; and programs that directly benefit certain animal species.
Learn more about Wildlife Management
Being outdoors provides great opportunities to see or hear many of our wild creatures. Songbirds, chipmunks, wild turkeys, deer, beavers, and even black bears are all enjoyable to watch. But wild is “wild”, and wild animals are happiest and healthiest when they are left wild.