Access: open to the public
Donation by Sue Joyce, 2002
 Van Buren
Trails: 500-foot, easy trail leads through forest to pond.

Recreational features:

Directions: From Kalamazoo, travel west on M-43. Just before Bangor, veer left at fork onto Arlington Dr. (it will become 30th Ave./ CR 378). Continue traveling west for another 7.3 miles and the preserve will be on the right; pull in at gate.

Natural Features
This preserve has very sandy soils and a high water table creating a dynamic floral understory. In spring there are numerous ephemeral ponds and it is popular breeding area for frogs. There is a man-made pond on the property with sunfish and a very large goldfish. Open areas created by pipeline management are used as breeding grounds by woodcock and provide habitat for some unusual flora, particularly sedges.


Southwest Michigan
Land Conservancy
8395 East Main St.
Galesburg, MI 49053


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