- At one time, birders once pulled off the side of the connector road, Walter Boardman Lane, crowding traffic, just to get a glimpse of the rich birdlife found amid the surrounding wetland. Today, the park system hosts Boardman Pond Observation Platform. Visitors to the platform either originate as hikers along the Bulow Woods Hiking Trail or they park at the pull-off on Walter Boardman Lane. From Walter Boardman Lane, a 1-mile "hike-in" is required. Either way, visitors are not disappointed. Sightings include ibis, snowy egrets, dowitchers, willets, herons, and much more.
Resident wildlife includes a variety of species such as white-tailed deer, raccoons, bobcats, and feral hogs. You are more likely to see the signs of the feral hogs then the shy European creatures themselves. They play havoc on the environment, rooting up grubs and a plethora of insects.
Binoculars and cameras are a recommended accompaniment.
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