Upon arrival, stealthy visitors to the pond are often rewarded with views of muskrats, herons, mallards, and turtles. The corridors of Nancy and Mill Creeks enhance accessibility for red foxes, coyotes, raccoons, and opossums; while, being indispensable natural highways for white-tailed deer, river otters, beavers, and muskrats. Cavities within dead trees near the community garden are veritable condominiums for families of woodpeckers: redheaded, red-bellied, and pileated, as well as northern flickers. The meadow is graced by song sparrows, house finches, and goldfinches - only a few of the 72 avian species frequenting The Preserve. No habitat in The Preserve will attract as much wildlife as the wetlands of the Emma Lane Tract when its restoration is completed. The task of recycling is borne in large part by fungi, including varieties such as Calvatia Rubroflava and Abortiporus biennis - so rare that even the state’s foremost micologists have never seen them elsewhere.