Society due to the large number of endangered yellow-headed blackbirds that have found refuge here. Dubbed a “Birder’s Field of Dreams,” the preserve is favored by bird watchers.
A bird observation area near the Drury Lane parking area provides a safe, accessible way for all of our visitors to view and enjoy birds. This observation area consists of a stone path that provides access from the existing preserve trail system to a raised platform. This observation deck is a gathering space that offers a clear view of the adjacent grassland and wetland.
A 5.5-mile gravel trail with bridges and boardwalks winds through wetlands, groves of large oaks and open prairies teeming with wildflowers and native grasses. The trail is open for hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing. A connection to the regional Millennium Trail is available from this preserve. Please keep dogs leashed and on trails at all times, and pick up after them.