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Watershed Nature Center, Edwardsville

#3 of 7 in Things to do in Edwardsville
Educational Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Learning Center Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 12 PM - 4 PM.

To maintain its peaceful beauty and protect wildlife we ask that you observe the following guidelines:

Stay on the trails.

Keep dogs on leashes at all times.

Please clean up after your pet.

Place all trash in proper containers.

No fishing, swimming, biking, or roller blading.

Do not feed the wildlife.

Leave plants, wild flowers, mushrooms, animals, and insects undisturbed.

Thank you! Following these rules and regulations will help ensure the preservation of our prairie, wetland, and forest habitats.
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  • ... for a stroll or for enjoying wildflowers or for spotting wildlife or for photographing scenery or just to get outta the house for a change. The Nature Center volunteer staff have added at least.....  more »
  • We take our dogs out to run at the watershed. The loop is exactly 1 mile so its a good distance for the boys.  more »
  • Love this place! It's a great easy trail with lots to look at...wild flowers, water ways, ponds, butterflies etc. Great place for a dog walk or just to find some peace in nature. Plenty of benches if you want rest.
  • Very nice trails to walk on and good photo options. There are a lot of birds if you are one for birdwatching and a marsh walk that takes you across the marsh in order to get a closer look at the wildlife found in the reeds. This place is especially great in the summer time where nice shady trees can be found throughout your walk.

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