Grab your binoculars and hit the trails! Middleton is a great place to go birdwatching this fall.
- Pheasant Branch Conservancy Wetlands and Ponds The creek, ponds and wetlands at the center of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy attract hundreds of bird species, particularly wading birds and waterfowl. Nature trails ring the marshes, giving birdwatchers lots of opportunities to spy visiting ducks, herons, geese and cranes.
- Esser Pond Located near Greenway Station, this is another great place to see waterfowl. Despite its proximity to Hwy 12 and a busy shopping area, birds love this complex of open water and wetlands. A trail provides access along the northern edge of the wetlands.
- Pheasant Branch Creek Corridor Trail Running through Middleton is Pheasant Branch Creek, and this trail follows alongside it. The woods that line the creek are especially good for seeing migrating songbirds.