Duke Farms has a fascinating history and one of the biggest transformations that took place was the installation of the lake system. The addition of these waterbodies created habitat for a wide variety of wildlife and gives people the opportunity to observe the species that utilize the lakes. The lake system is home to species like osprey, wood ducks, great blue herons, painted turtles, and various species of fish.
Duke Farms is a leader in environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region. Through the beauty of its natural setting, the diversity of its wildlife, and the scope and quality of its educational programs, demonstrations, and research, Duke Farms inspires people to adopt the attitude of stewardship, protect the earth, and start building a more sustainable future.