Get out your binoculars, this park is bird watcher headquarters. Two observation decks at Ellis Pond give you a spectacular view, making this an official Watchable Wildlife Site. And be sure to consult your park brochure – you’ll be penciling the bird-checklist in no time. But don’t forget the other aquatic life. Turtles and fish and animals abound, all relying on an adjacent habitat Metro Parks is proud to have helped saved – one of Ohio’s nearly vanished wetlands. For more than a century, wetlands were seen as drainable lands, an empty plot just waiting for crops, houses or factories. Nowadays, we realize that wetlands actually help control flooding, and clean up ground-water by filtering pollutants.