This sign at the entrance of the Helen Carlson sanctuary caught my attention today. Long Lane started in the 1800's as a school set on farmland for troubled girls. In the 1970's it became a high security reform school for boys.
As more land is developed for commercial projects and housing nature preserves become all the more valuable.
This is not some birding hotspot but does provide valuable habitat for a variety of birds throughout the year.
.........including birds like this Eastern Bluebird (older photo)................