Middle Bass Island Forested Wetland Preserve
Location & Visitor information
More than 110 species of bird have been documented on Middle Bass Island, including the black-and-white warbler, Tennessee warbler, threatened yellow warbler, and several other warbler species. In addition, the 13.4 acres of preserved land are home to multiple species of snake, including the eastern fox snake and melanistic garter snake, both of which are Species of Concern in Ohio. The Lake Erie Islands also serve as a breeding area for migrating monarch butterflies, a species that's endured significant population losses in recent decades. The protection of this land, which comprises two parcels on Middle Bass Island, will ensure that its forest and wetland ecosystems remain intact and will provide increased recreation opportunities for island visitors.