Test your sleuthing skills at Seven Ponds Nature Center on Saturday July 28th in Summer Beauty at Jonathan Woods at 10 AM. What clues will you find and who has been living in the Woods? Participants will meet at the nature center and carpool to Jonathan Woods.
Jonathan Woods Nature Preserve was established in 1977 when Elizabeth Graham donated the land to The Nature Conservancy. Ownership 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. The 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.
Program fees are included with admission ($3.00 for adults, no charge for members or children 12 and under) unless otherwise noted. For more information, call the center at 810-796-3200 or visit sevenponds.org.
Source: Seven Ponds Nature Center