The Pond & Fishing
Our pond is stocked with Bluegill, crappie, catfish and Largemouth Bass. All fish are acceptable to keep, except for bass, which are catch and release. We’re seeing 6 to 8 lb. bass being caught on a fairly regular basis.
We supply poles and lures if needed. Please let us know when you are making the reservation.
We are a registered Monarch Waystation. We started the Butterfly walk in 2015 by mowing a path thru natural grasses and a smattering of milkweed. We planted Black-eyed Susans and Sedum. Last year an addition of a bench to sit and observe and more milkweed was planted along with Echinacea This year we have added a walkway door made from recycled doors and wood pieces as the entrance way. The butterfly garden is at the front of our Apiary, so the Bees and Butterflies both benefit from the naturalization of flowers. We invite you to bring your camera and sit and relax.Monarchs, who have declined by more than 80 percent over the past two decades, are currently being considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act, but a final decision isn’t expected until June 2019. In the meantime, their advocates have been working on measures that could help them survive, including increased calls for planting milkweed.
Monarchs face a number of threats and challenges along their epic migration, but one of the biggest threats they face today is a loss of milkweed. It’s the only plant that monarchs lay eggs on and the only plant monarch caterpillars will eat.
Other threats to monarchs range from predators and disease to habitat loss, pesticide use, and severe weather.
All of these birds are in the area during the summer except for the Northern waterthrush, a migrant. This is a small, sparrow-sized brownish bird with stripes on its cream-colored breast and a cream-colored stripe over its eye. It is hanging out around your pond and has a loud, short song.
Great Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher
A great way to explore the country side. Children and adults alike will enjoy the view seen at a leisurely horse-drawn pace.
Take a tour of an Amish goat farm, sample goat milk, goat yogurt and goat cheese.
Hiking & Biking
We have 8 acres to leisurely stroll around on and we are surrounded by 100″s of acres of Army Corp of Engineer ground to Hike on. We are within a few minutes of Camp Camfield which offers some awesome Mountain Bike Trails.