Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow Geese migrate through Lancaster County

Early February is just around the corner and while we look forward to it as a month of romance, chocolate and roaring fireplaces, it is also a wonderful nature month. Every year the migration of the snow geese takes place starting in the second half of January. The distinctive calls of the Tundra Swans and Snow Geese mixed with a few stray loons can be heard as they fly in for their landing at Speedwell Forge Lake. We are above this relatively small lake and only get some of the birds. Middle Creek Wildlife Preserve, a short 10 minute drive from the Inn, however, gets tens of thousands of these magnificent white geese as they migrate back to the northern tundra.  Birdwatchers and Photographers from all over find their way  to Lancaster County to enjoy this spectacle. Every year when Werner and I visit the lake to see this spectacle we are just in awe at the sheer number of birds and the beauty of it all.
Pack your binoculars and pay us a visit!

Snow Geese Special
Stay 2 nights and your 3rd night is free
Stay 1 night and the 2nd night is half price
Good February 1, 2011-March 31 2011  excepting February 18-20

This is also the best time of year to see the wolves at the PA Wolf Sanctuary. In the cooler months the wolves are more active as they are not dealing with the heat and have their wonderfully thick winter coats.
Consider a visit for one of their full moon tour weekends. It is worth the trip! Howling wolves in the full moonlight, unforgeable!
The weekend of February 19 is the next full moon tour. Book your room now for this weekend. There are still a few rooms available but they won't last long.