Auction of Rare Duck Decoys & Audubon Books Benefits Sycamore Land Trust

Featuring the Steve Weller Collection

On April 15, 2023, a professional live webcast auction of a collection of 500 premier duck decoys, rare Audubon First Edition books, and original Audubon prints benefitted Sycamore Land Trust’s wetland restoration and outdoor education projects. A second auction was held on June 17. The amazing collection was created by the late Steve Weller, a noted outdoor educator, conservation leader, and owner of his own firm specializing in large-scale wetland restoration. Steve and Kathy Weller are long-term supporters of Sycamore Land Trust, and Kathy selected Sycamore to receive the proceeds from the sale of Steve’s collection. You can learn more about Steve, his collection, and how Sycamore will use the funds at

Proceeds from the Steve Weller collection auctions will be used by Sycamore Land Trust to create an Environmental and Conservation Education Center elevated above a wetland property along Beanblossom Creek near Bloomington, Indiana.  This education center and the nature preserve will enable people of all ages and abilities to experience and learn about the importance of land conservation, habitat restoration and wetlands, to support biodiversity and climate resiliency. In the coming years, Sycamore will significantly expand the preserve’s current wetland to create more waterfowl habitat.