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Fall generally offers ample opportunities to find all sorts of fungus in the preserves and as cooler, wet weather moves in, be on the lookout while on the trails. View more information.

The 34-acre Deer Creek Preserve was acquired in 1994.

The preserve is part of the Thorn Creek preservation system, which conserves approximately 1,600 acres of land.

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Deer Creek Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, and a portion of Deer Creek.

The preserve is home to a variety of plant species, including wild sarsaparilla and pagoda dogwood.
Deer Creek Preserve Wildlife
Photograph Courtesy of Ron Molk
Deer Creek Preserve is located south of Norfolk Avenue and west of Kings Road in Crete Township.

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