North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve / Klydel Wetlands
North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve/Klydel Wetlands
Location: North Tonawanda, Erie County
Size: 28 acres
Hiking difficulty: Easy
The Western New York Land Conservancy holds a conservation easement on a 28-acre portion of the 36-acre North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve, also known as Klydel Wetlands. The preserve is one of the largest remaining areas of open space within the city limits of North Tonawanda. It is owned by the Buffalo Audubon Society, with some portions co-owned by the Land Conservancy. Our conservation easement helps ensure that the property remains a community asset, open and natural in perpetuity, with public trails for walking.
The North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve/Klydel Wetlands is a unique natural area that provides vital habitat for wildlife including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. Many birds that require large contiguous forests to thrive, such as Wood Thrushes, Ovenbirds, and Scarlet Tanagers, are found here. Perhaps the most distinctive creature here is the Eastern-Screech Owl with its characteristic whinnying call, which you can hear at dusk. The preserve is also home to a high diversity of trees including a mature oak forest, a dazzling array of wildflowers and native plants, and a terrific stand of old-growth trees.
There is a large network of walking trails at the preserve. Entrances can be found near the corner of Birch Drive and Raymond Street and at 116 Wurlitzer Drive in North Tonawanda. Street parking is available.
Address: 116 Wurlitzer Dr, North Tonawanda, NY 14120.