Fugate Woods Nature Preserve is located in the abundant prairie croplands of Central Illinois, just 2 1/2 miles northeast of Fairbury, Illinois. This natural area contains more than 150 acres of native timber and restored prairie. Visitors are invited to hike the serene grounds and trails, rich in wildlife and native plants.
A variety of programs and events offer unique opportunities for all interested age groups. Fugate Woods also presents a living classroom environment for the public and charitable/education organizations.
Trails are open daily*, dawn to dusk, foot traffic only, pets must be leashed
*Excepting Mother's Day and firearm deer season.
For the preservation of the habitat and well-being of all visitors:
No Alcohol, No Firearms, No Hunting, No Bicycles, No Vehicles, Leash All Pets
Saturday, April 5, 2014 April 5, 2014, 9am - 12noon:
MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE Workday in Fugate Woods
The public is invited to welcome SPRING to Fugate Woods and help make a difference! Volunteers of all ages, service groups and families are encouraged to join team efforts in riparian habitat restoration along the banks of the S. Vermilion and Indian Creek stream beds. Learn the 'heeling in' technic, the value and importance of riparian habitat, and enjoy the fellowship of a picnic lunch provided for all in Fugate Woods Gathering Grove with a sense of satisfaction and anticipation for the 750 native shrub and tree bare root seedlings granted through the support of Trees Forever/Illinois Buffer Partnership. Illinois Buffer Partnership sites feature plantings combining trees, shrubs, and grasses to increase wildlife habitat and reduce non-point source pollution and soil and stream bank erosion. Your time volunteering is the foundation for moving the restoration forward and your generosity has a long-lasting impact. [ more details ]
For more information about any of these events, please see our Events page, or call The Woods Steward at: 815-692-8003