The sanctuary itself is so beautiful, so some of these pictures will showcase the forest and scenes around the trails.
A well-placed bench overlooks Audubon Pond. While I sat here, my view included Northern Cardinals, Black-Capped Chickadees, American Goldfinch, Mallards, several gulls (type unknown), Common Grackles, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Tufted Titmice, and even a Carolina Wren. I just enjoyed watching them fly by and did not take any photos.
Ferns are making a comeback.
These wildflowers, in white and pink, were found throughout the woods. I'm still trying to figure out what they are....Wood Anemone perhaps?
I took the Vireo Loop Trail back to the overlook of the private wetlands. There was a lot of bird activity around these wetlands, so I stayed to watch a while.