Brillion Nature Center
The Brillion Nature Center features a large marsh, pond, and trails for viewing wildlife. It’s a great place to watch ducks, Sandhill Cranes, herons and nesting Osprey. Aquatic insects and frogs can be found in Jason’s Pond. Wisconsin fish, reptiles, and amphibians can be viewed inside the nature center. There’s a boardwalk trail to a viewing platform. Trails also lead to marsh overlooks. Watch for mink and muskrats in and along the pond edges. The 20-year-old prairie restoration here draws a mix of grassland birds and butterflies. Special events and hikes are held throughout the year and are listed on the center’s website.
Directions: From Brillion drive 1.5 miles south on Cty PP, then west on Deer View Road to the parking lots.
Gazetteer: Page 55, C-8 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 72, D-2 (10th edition).
Signature species: Osprey, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Sedge Wren.
Rare Species: Least Bittern,
American Egret and Prothonotary
Parking: Parking lots.
Nearest food & lodging: Brillion or Hilbert.