Exner Marsh Nature Preserve

Exner Marsh offers 1.5 miles of hiking trails with scenic views of the 116 acres of Illinois State Nature Preserve.


About Exner Marsh Nature Preserve

Exner Marsh lies in a shallow glacial lake bed now entirely underlain by organic deposits and bordered by uplands consisting of both glacial till and outwash deposits. Exner Marsh has rich wetland bird community including migratory species which use the marsh as a staging ground during their spring and fall migration. Bluewing teal, sora, Virginia rail, king rail, least bittern, pied-billed grebe, common moorhen and yellow-headed blackbird can be found in the marsh. Black-crowned night heron and great egret feed here.

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