22. Mary Ann Brown Nature Preserve

"Audubon praised this richly blessed countryside as being where “Nature seems to have paused, as she passed over the Earth, and opening her stores, to have strewed with unsparing hand the diversified seeds from which have sprung all the beautiful and splendid form which I should in vain attempt to describe..” With paints and brushes did he then proceed to “describe” these bounties. Surely he found inspiration and birds on this property near Oakley, a memorial donation with deep ravines and mature forests of loblolly pine and towering hardwoods. There are hiking trails, picnic areas, and restrooms." Anne Butler