October 15, 2022, on a stellar Fall morning, 18 ADK-NFC members and guests enjoyed a special tour of Sinking Ponds Wildlife Sanctuary in East Aurora with Orlando Monaco, organizer of Friends of Sinking Ponds. This 74-acre property includes kettle ponds, rich wetlands, majestic hardwoods, and important wildlife (including spectacular raptors).
We learned about kettle pond formation (glacier activity), interesting history of the property including the Indigenous peoples (the Meadowood culture), the reason for the name of Sinking Ponds, and the improvements made thus far by Friends of Sinking Ponds.
Projects such as, new signage, tree planting, and blue bird houses are examples currently in the works.
This small, but significant preserve, has received help from the generosity and great collaboration between Friends of Sinking Ponds, volunteers, and the Town of East Aurora.
For more information about Sinking Ponds, read https://buffalonews.com
– Pam Sander