One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

- William Shakespeare

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The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

- William Blake

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide refuge and Sanctuary to those who come here. This includes the creatures who live here in the forests and fields, the birds which are resident, and humans who may come seeking peace.

The mission includes the preservation of the lands and streams in their beautiful wild condition and, if economically feasible, the acquisition of additional land for preservation and inclusion in the overall goals.

We hold and intend to spread the belief that all life forms deserve respect and are connected in a web that includes all. Humanity is understood as participating in the web interactively, not as being the only species that matters.

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Our fundamental goal is to communicate the radiant peace the land offers in its wild state and the comfort that the winged residents enjoy pursuing their lives in a supported but not especially managed way.