This center, owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was founded in 1998 to provide environmental education for area residents and visitors with a prairie and wetland focus. The site has
325 acres of native prairie and 28 wetlands. The area has 4 miles of walking trails, an observation scope, programming and an interpretive center/bookstore.
Chipping, Clay-Colored, Vesper, Savannah, LeConte’s, Song, White-Throated, Harris’ and White-Crowned Sparrows, Lapland and Chestnut-Collared Longspurs, Dickcissel, Bobolink, Eastern and Western Meadowlarks.
Four miles of walking trails are available, open dawn to dusk. The Visitor Center is open weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call for summer hours. Prairie wildflowers mid to late summer.