Dedicated to restoring the wetland resources of the Midwest
sandy hollow to open june 15
Get to know the newest area of the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge
With the first three years of restoration completed, Sandy Hollow is almost ready for visitors! The newest area of the Dixon Refuge will feature a 2.7-mile trail system leading through prairie, savanna, and forest habitats, along with informational signage and a special open-sided pavilion with a sweeping vista.
August 3–4 at the Dixon Waterfowl Refuge
Teams of citizen scientists will join experts in surveying the 3,000-acre site for as many species as possible among dozens of different organism groups—from fungi to birds, mammals to ants, and reptiles to plants! No matter your experience level, there will be ways for you to be part of this event.
VISIT THE DIXON WATERFOWL REFUGE
Climb the observation tower, hike the trail system, enjoy excellent birdwatching, or during the summer paddle and fish on the lakes.
Many parts of Midewin are open to the public for hiking, birdwatching, bison viewing, and other activities.