The Deerfield Hills Nature Area located at the corner of Green Road and Cohoctah Roads is in
the northeast corner of the county. This area contains portions of Bennett Lake. There is a
shrub field area that always hosts multiple EASTERN TOWHEES, TREE SWALLOWS and FIELD
SPARROWS. A small stand of pines has supported probable nesting COOPERíS HAWKS. Migrants in
the past have included PHILADELPHIA VIREO and a good sampling of warblers including CAPE MAY,
CONNECTICUT and WILSONíS. OSPREYS are occasionally observed on Bennett Lake. MARSH WRENS and
AMERICAN BITTERNS are probable breeders in the marsh area. RUFFED GROUSE and WILD TURKEYS are
present year round.
DIRECTIONS TO DEERFIELD HILLS NATURE AREA
From US-23, exit at Center Road (exit 75). Travel west for 3 miles on Center Road until you reach Green Road. Turn north on Green and proceed for 2 miles until the road makes a 90-degree turn to the west and turns into Cohoctah Road. The parking area is on the east side of Green Road at the 90-degree turn.