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Stewardship Workday at Barton Nature Area

Barton Nature Area 1970 S Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI

Register at tinyurl.com/Barton110622. Popular for sunsets, photography, fishing, birding, or a scenic stroll, Barton Nature Area provides access to Barton Pond, which provides 85% of Ann Arbor’s drinking water. The park is a matrix of old field, dry prairie, wet meadow and shrubland, mesic forest, and emergent marsh. Come enjoy the crisp fresh air of […]

Stewardship Workday at Barton Nature Area

Barton Nature Area 1970 S Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI

Register at tinyurl.com/Barton100822 October is a wonderful time to witness the diverse flora that Barton Nature Area has to offer. From the moisture-loving Joe-pye-weed of the wet meadows to the big and little bluestems of the dry prairie, when you visit Barton, you know you’re in for a treat. This natural area has come a […]

Stewardship Workday at Barton Nature Area

Barton Nature Area 1970 S Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI

The land at Barton Nature Area was purchased in the 1960s from Detroit Edison, who used Barton Dam for electric power production. Barton is the only dam in the city still used to generate electricity, but now the city sells the electricity to DTE. Historically, the entire oxbow area was cleared for farming due to […]

Stewardship Workday At Barton Nature Area

Barton Nature Area 1970 S Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI

Register at tinyurl.com/Barton082722. Located along the Huron River, this park is home to an interesting phenomenon known as the Barton Oxbow. This U-shaped bend in the river suggests a few ideas about the history of this area before it was farmed. Though likely prairie and oak savanna in the past, Barton Nature Area now has […]

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