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Margery Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

2315 Clear Lake Avenue

In 1869, Justice of the Peace, L. B. Adams purchased a home and surrounding acreage in Springfield, Illinois, from Rev. Simeon W. Harkey, President of Illinois State University. Miss Margery Adams was born in 1897 to L. B. Adams' son James and would continue to live on this property for the next 86 years until her death in 1983.

Upon her death, Miss Margery Adams donated her homestead and surrounding woodlands to the Illinois Audubon Society. 

The Society's goal at the Margery Adams Wildlife Sanctuary is its use as an urban nature center. Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.

Classroom visits are welcome at Adams Wildlife Sanctury.The Illinois Audubon Society headquarters is located at Adams Wildlife Sanctuary


G Norman

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
Was there for a wedding. The site has adequate parking for a small party. The conference room we used had a bank of floor to almost ceiling windows so we could enjoy the many birds feeding at all the various feeders just outside. Acoustics for speaking were very good. Facilities (bathrooms, kitchen, etc.) were very good.

Jerri Edgington

Friday, June 29, 2018
Great place to take a walk with your pets. Lots of nature

Becky Montgomery

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Lived here all my life and never knew these trails existed. Less than a mile from downtown it is a great place for a relaxing walk.

Cheryl Powell

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017
What a jewel of a place! So nice to have this in the city!

Alex Estep

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
It was peaceful

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