Amboy Marsh Nature Preserve

Address: 1701 Morman Road, Amboy, Illinois 61310

Amboy Marsh was purchased by the Illinois Audubon Society in 2012. This acquisition provides for permanent protection of a rare and fragile portion of the Green River Lowlands section of the Grand Prairie Division.

Located in southeastern Lee County, the 302-acre wetland complex is interspersed with black oak sand savannas, sedge meadows and dry sand prairie. Diverse habitat provides homes for a variety of native flora and fauna.

By definition Amboy Marsh Nature Preserve is a watery place. Several springs and seeps emerge from the side of sand dunes; characteristic marshes and wetlands here have always been a seasonal phenomenon, a blessing for amphibians that require fishless ponds for successful breeding.

Visitor Rules

Amboy Marsh Nature Preserve Trail Map

Hot Spot Link to eBird Species List for Amboy Marsh Nature Preserve

2019 Summary Report of the Avian Breeding Community at Amboy Marsh Nature Preserve and Gremel Wildlife Sanctuary


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