Michigan Audubon's largest bird sanctuary is located in Jackson County bordering the Waterloo Recreation Area. At 963 acres, it is mostly known to attract thousands of migrating Sandhill Cranes every fall. However, the diversity of animal and plant life includes over 270 plant species and 200 species of birds. Benches on a hill overlooking Mud Lake Marsh provide an ideal location for viewing large numbers of cranes in October and early November. A restored wetland and grassland demonstration area at the west side of the sanctuary is accessed from Wooster Rd. Public access to the marsh is restricted.
Amenities: Parking, Maintained Trails, No Restrooms, Handicap Accessible Viewing Area, Information Kiosk, Geocache Site.