Green Heron Pond
This 12-acre property is located in the Miller section of the City of Gary. The diverse site features a range of habitats from interdunal wetland to high dune. Black oak savanna and woodland grade into mesic oak forest, providing habitat for numerous woodland and savanna wildflowers. The dominant wetland feature is a permanent pond which supports fish, frogs, turtles, muskrats, and waterfowl. Smaller seasonal ponds also occur at the site.
Photos by Ron Trigg
Green Heron Pond is not easily accessed without intruding on neighboring private properties. Call for advice before visiting.