Wild bird area outside Ernie Miller Nature Center
The 113 acre Ernie Miller Nature Center and park
in Olathe, Kansas was purchased by the City of Olathe in 1966. It
offers 3 miles of trails that are open from dawn to dusk, and the nature
center which is open limited hours on Tuesday through Sunday. Visiting
the park and nature center is free, but there are fees for certain activities.
The Nature Center has an outdoor amphitheater, large stream
aquarium, bird feeder court with butterfly & hummingbird gardens, and
other exhibits including live amphibians, turtles & snakes. Ernie Miller
has several cages for the display of live birds of pray and was exhibiting
a red tail hawk and a great horned owl at the time this was written. More
owls were expected at that time.
There is also a small Nature's Corner Gift Shop.
Over 170 species of birds may be seen at Ernie Miller
Nature Center during various seasons of the year. They include osprey,
8 species of hawks, and 2 species of falcons.
Ernie Miller Nature Center Hours
Nature Center closed from Noon till 1PM
November - February
Tuesday - Saturday: 9AM-4:30PM
March - October
Monday - Saturday: 9AM-5PM
Closed on Sunday in June, July & August
Trails and outdoor exhibits open dawn to dusk
Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) in the Ernie Miller Nature Center
A comfortable spot to watch wild birds at the bird feeders and use
bird identification guides.
A microphone brings the sounds of the birds inside.
Start of one of the Ernie Miller Nature Center's 3 miles of hiking
2015 Trail Map
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