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Peek at Preserves

There's a lot that goes on in the preserves that you may miss, so we've assembled some video clips to give you a look at a few of them.

We'll post more as we go (most recent videos on top), so check back often!


Story Time: Tom Sawyer






Training Duke to Lunge






Training Duke to Lead

Duke Champs

Desensitization With Duke

Daisy and Duke Walk the Danada Trail


danada-thumbnailCan't Catch Me, Shamrock!

Duke's Introduction to Training

Duke Plays Tag

Good Morning!


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A Visual Preview of St. James Farm






Feeding a Baby Woodpecker

Black-Crowned Night-Heron Baby

A Box of Opossum Babies

Sounds Like a Rattle Snake


wb-thumbnailA Saunter Back Into the Wild

How to Safely Help a Snapper Across the Road

It's Baby Squirrel Time!

Dr. Sarah Checks in Two Surprise Patients



Duke Walking Out to the Paddock

Danada Welcomes a Foal

Daisy and Her Foal

Spring Turnout


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JImmy Explores the Indoor Riding Arena

Jimmy Explores the Show Stable

Jimmy Explores St. James Farm Intro Series

Earth Day Stroll


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Pollinators in Action

Home Efficiency in the 1890s, Part 5


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Home Efficiency in the 1890s, Part 3

Planting Corn With Pete and Paul

Home Efficiency in the 1890s, Part 2



Home Efficiency in the 1890s

Spring Update From Kline Creek Farm


Wools and Whorls


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Sheep Herding With Border Collies

Chickens and Eggs

Spring Planting

Waking the Garden


kcf-thumbnailMilking Shorthorn

Lambs, Lambs, Lambs

Caring for Bees

Making Popcorn



Behind the Scenes: Raptor Rechecks

Meet Our Resident Painted Turtle

Resident Fox Snake Explores

Behind the Scenes: Nest Building



Staying Connected and Informed in 1918

Pop-Up Experience from Home

Mr. Peabody's Secret

Mayslake Hall's Hidden Spaces


kcf-thumbnailMorning Rounds

Three Generations of the Herd

Cutting Ice at Kline Creek Farm

Maple Sugaring



Dexter the Black-Crowned Night Heron

Feeding Time for Spotted Turtles 

Feeding and Weighing Henna the Red-Tailed Hawk

Keeping the Bobcat Busy 



Raccoon "Munch" Time

Meet an Animal Ambassador

Training Session with Ornate Box Turtle

Bobcat feeding