seven ponds nature center


trail entranceFive miles east of Metamora, the nature center and sanctuary are open all year to members or by admission fee. The property contains 7 glacial lakes, a cedar swamp, marshes, fields, woodlands, reconstructed tall grass prairie and waterfowl feeding area.

Bird viewing can be especially rewarding, as more than 200 species have been sighted here. The nature center has maps, interpretive materials, restrooms, bookstore, over 5 miles of trails and a wildlife viewing window.

Boardwalks and bridges allow visitors to reach the waters edge in comfort and several viewing towers are available as well.

There are also a Butterfly Garden, Wildflower Garden and Wildfowl Feeding.

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