Lancaster County Nature Center reopens with new addition

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LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – After closing for two years due to pandemic protocols and creative construction, the Middle Creek Visitor Center is back and open for business. In particular, with a new museum.

“It will just be a nice hub for us to educate people on the reasons for conservation. How it developed. How important it is now and how important it will continue to be in the future,” said Lauren Ferreri, visitor and biological manager at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area.

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With interactive exhibits and an indoor birdwatching area, they’re ready for the season.

“The fact that people are coming to Middle Creek, which is perfectly tucked away in the middle of nowhere and coming all the way is really a great thing,” Ferreri said.

It may be quiet now, but in a few weeks it will be a different picture.

“When the snow geese come, so do the people,” Ferreri said.

People from all over will flock here to see the mass migration.

“They’re out there and they just can’t believe what’s going on because where else can you go where you see 200,000 wild animals flying above you at once,” Ferreri said. .

Ferreri has some tips for getting the best view, but there’s a catch.

“The best thing to see is when the snow geese leave in the morning, which happens at sunrise,” Ferreri added.

This year, the migration is happening a little later than usual, so Ferreri recommends keeping your ears open and your eyes up.

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