Venture out to Seven Ponds Nature Center for a salamander day of discovery on Saturday, April 7, at 4 PM at Jonathan Woods. You'll be looking for many examples of the six species that reside in the rich woods while learning about their natural history and conservation. Meet at the center and carpool to the site. Limit 12. Call 810-796-3200 for more information and to pre-register.
Jonathan Woods Nature Preserve was established in 1977 when Elizabeth Graham donated the land to The Nature Conservancy according to the center. Ownership of the land was transferred to Seven Ponds Nature Center in 2003. Jonathan Woods consists of 145 acres in southwest Dryden Township and features an unusually varied and rugged terrain. This preserve is especially diverse: habitats include oak woods, mixed hardwoods, beech-maple forest, tamarack bog, yellow birch swamp, open hillside meadow, swamp forest, aspen stands, leatherleaf bog and a hemlock stand. Jonathan Woods is also rich in animal life containing all the common animals one would expect in a large woodland and some unusual for the area including river otter, four-toed salamander, acadian flycatcher, ovenbird and scarlet tanager.
Seven Ponds Nature Center is located at 3854 Crawford Road in Dryden. The center is open to the public with a $3 admission for 12 years and older. Grounds open to members dawn to dusk.
Source: sevenponds.org