- County: Monroe
- Acres: 13
- Donated by: Bill and Naomi Wayne
- Year acquired: 1996
The 13-acre Wayne Woods is an impressive natural area despite its relatively small area. Located not far from Leonard Springs Nature Preserve, this preserve features a mature woods with many large trees, a spectacular display of spring wildflowers, and several sinkholes. A short trail begins along Duncan Road near the northeast corner of the property, north of the neighbors’ mailboxes. Parking is limited to the shoulder of Duncan Road.
Sycamore volunteers and staff work to protect the wildflowers at the preserve by pulling purple wintercreeper and garlic mustard, as well as controlling other invasive plants, which could otherwise take over and displace the diversity of native species present.