The weather is beginning to change, fall is here, and our animal residents like us, can feel the difference in the air. We welcome the cooler change in season, our forests and pear orchard trees are turning beautiful shades of orange, yellows and reds, the woodland hiking trails are beginning to be blanketed with maple and white oak leaves, we love it all! Wildwood was definitely busy this last summer with our volunteer days, events, and environmental and humane education tours and visits being a huge success! Although our sanctuary is settling in for fall and winter months, that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down one bit! We have a couple big sanctuary projects underway this month, one is that of building a new turkey house, converting an acre of grassland and woodland to create an amazing turkey habitat for our many rescued commercially raised birds. The second project finally getting underway is our new, big cow pasture being fenced in for the herd. It’s been almost two years in the planning, having to prepare the land with first putting nutrients back into the soil by planting a cover crop, harvesting the growing red clover planted, tilling and finally planting suitable pasture grass. We can’t wait to let them explore!! Next month is November and I’ll be talking more about our beautiful rescued turkeys, the ethics of Thanksgiving and tips on celebrating compassionately.