Spoon River College Arboretum

Place Category: Commerce & Recreation, Nature & Outdoor Recreation, Birding, and Nature Sites

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    Nestled along the edge of an old growth oak-hickory forest, Spoon River College lies 4 miles southwest of Canton. It is a public community college and hosts a network of nature trails traversing a 10-acre arboretum. With the Ezra J. Clark outdoor theatre as its centerpiece, Spoon River College Arboretum is a unique natural resource that has been developed into a rustic educational laboratory. The site possesses 30+ labeled trees, all native. Encircled by the Lake Point Trail, the lake at the western edge of the arboretum often holds geese and ducks. Look for woodpeckers and flycatchers, along with numerous woodland songbirds such as vireos, chickadees, titmice, thrushes, and warblers in the forested area.

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