The Nature Trails are OPEN 8 AM – 5 PM | NO PETS PLEASE

407 N. La Frenz Rd.
Liberty, MO 64068

A place for wildlife and you for 48 years

Be a Friend of the Sanctuary

To help Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary with a personal donation, become a member.

Be a Part Of

Our Mission

The mission of Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary is to protect native habitats and wildlife while providing opportunity for people to discover and connect with nature.

Membership Drive

2024 New Beginnings

Purchase or renew in the month of March and get tickets to the Dino Exhibit. Thank  you for helping us keep the Wildlife Sanctuary open.

Happening Now!

Happening Now!

Your Journey

Experience Nature

Experience Nature photo

The area is open for hiking, nature study, birding, photography, sketching and relaxing in the beauty of the natural world.

A Place in Time

History and Pictures

MLTNS has an incredible history that begins with Martha Lafite, extends from the 1996 Center expansion to the enjoyment of nature and programs that are found here today.

1911 – 1975

Martha Lafite Thompson

Leave only footprints,
take only memories

Martha grew up in Liberty and graduated from Liberty High School. She married Omar Thompson, who owned and operated a greenhouse and nursery. In 1954 the Thompsons purchased 53 acres of land, which is now the west section of the Nature Sanctuary.

They enlisted the aid of Audubon members to begin restoration of the property and Martha worked with local attorney, Conn Withers, to establish her vision of the Nature Sanctuary.

For more info on Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary and MLTNS History, click here.

Thank You to our Sponsors

Please help Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary with a personal donation.