The Wesselman Nature Society is a 501c(3) not-for-profit, environmental organization. We were founded in 1972 for the purpose of protecting the 200 acre tract in Evansville, Indiana now known as Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve.
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is an Indiana State Nature Preserve and National Natural Landmark. This old-growth lowland forest is a crucial habitat for a wide variety of animal species, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. A Nature Center on the western edge of the property offers hands on educational exhibits and a wildlife observation area.
The largest urban wetlands in Indiana, this unique ecosystem is an appealing year-round location for education and enjoyment. The 35-acre urban area includes a number of habitats. You’re invited to explore and enjoy, using the more than 2 miles of hiking trails, wooden walkways, and bridges.