This preserve protects a variety of habitats including a small pond, a forest, wetlands, a prairie and agricultural acreage. A bird’s-eye view of Wildwood would show an island of dark green woods amid a sea of farmland. The preserve indeed serves as an oasis for many wild plants and creatures.
On an early morning visit in springtime, you’ll find the woods alive with the sounds of flapping wings, bird songs and frog calls. Various birds can be seen and heard at Wildwood, from wood ducks on the pond to several species of woodpeckers in the woods, including red-headed and pileated. In summer, the prairie puts on a colorful display of field flowers, including purple coneflower.