The Wild Center

We were here ten years ago in Tupper Lake when the opened the center.  We came back to see what was new and to take the tree house walk that they’ve made.

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First though we checked out the exhibits in the main building.  What an incredible resource for schools in the Adirondacks this center is.  Besides permanent exhibits they have traveling ones and several stations where students can do hands on learning.

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This fellow was walking around with a small injured barn owl.  He wore these glasses to show how large human eyes would be in relation to the owls.

We brought our own lunch, they have lots of nice places to picnic, but they do have a cafe inside as well.

But we came to try out the Tree House.

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It’s quite an involved structure.  Large metal tubes keep the walk way in place.

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Here Sue is sampling a large board game they have set up for “kids”.

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Plenty of place to sit.

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A suspension bridge takes you to a giant tree remnant that they made out of cement, it looks very real.

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From inside the tree looking out.

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A giant web for the “Kids” to play in.

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Wonderful views of the Adirondacks all around.

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At the highest point they have a giant nest you can climb up to.

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But no one told me…….

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It was an active nest!