Your winter won't be complete without a visit to...
Burns-Stokes Preserve Without the thick canopy, the honey locusts are much more noticeable in all their spiky glory. We also enjoy the transition from woods to prairie to floodplain, culminating in a beautiful view of the river.
Draper-Houston Meadows Preserve The sycamores and oaks stand out in the spare winter landscape, wide spreading branches and solid white trunks against the sky.
Leonard Preserve We enjoy the large fields and conifer stands covered in snow., and the river views after a snowfall. It’s a good place to spot a mink.
Your spring won't be complete without a visit to...
Britton Woods at County Farm Park Long appreciated as a destination for trillium and other wildflowers. Check out newly expanded wildflower areas resulting from hard work by volunteers clearing invasive shrubs
Draper Houston Meadows Preserve We like to visit in early spring for the magnificent flowering spicebush. As the season progresses, Draper also has one of the biggest, best, and most diverse spring ephemeral blooms of all our preserves.
Leonard Preserve The floodplain forest at Leonard Preserve is nothing short of magical. The forest is covered with spring ephemerals and the flowing of the river raisin provides a musical backdrop to a hiking adventure.
Scio Woods Preserve One of Washtenaw County’s premiere destinations for wildflower exploration, featuring scenic rolling hills and an abundance of flowers