Red-headed Woodpecker. Photo: Jeffery Faulkner/Great Backyard Bird Count
August 3 update: Our visitor center will be closed for a staff holiday on Monday, August 10, and trails will be open that day sunrise to sunset.
The visitor center has reopened to the public. Hours are 10 am-2 pm weekdays, but closed on weekends. Hours will be expanded in the months to follow if conditions surrounding COVID-19 continue to improve. Masks are required to be worn by everyone while in the visitor center building. Complimentary masks are available at the information desk.
Admission is free, thanks to a generous corporate donation from Liz Lange Consulting.
There was some minor trail damage over the Memorial Day weekend, so please watch your step and follow the signs. Work has begun on the new trail leading north from the parking lot to our north boundary.
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center's trails and grounds are open from sunrise to sunset. We encourage you to come visit our outdoor spaces and enjoy fresh air and nature—bring along your family and walk the trails (dogs, even on leashes, are not allowed on the prairie trails). It’s nesting season and our summer birds have returned and are busy with their new families. Look for Eastern and Western Meadowlarks, Eastern Bluebirds, and Killdeer, just to name a few. As we all take responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19, practice safe social distancing of 6-10 ft. (this applies even outdoors) and do NOT share binoculars.
If you are stuck indoors and need a birdy distraction, here is a beautiful page filled with Audubon’s favorite bird photos, videos, and stories.
We are able to provide and protect this amazing landscape only with the help of private donations. If you would like to make a contribution to help us keep the trails open and the prairie thriving, click on the orange “Donate to Protect Tallgrass Prairie” button on the top of this page. Thank you so much for your support!
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center focuses on conservation of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem and the birds that rely on it.