Much of the work by the folks involved with Lake Erie Islands Conservancy is done out in the field. And when we say field, of course we mean the beaches, waters, swamps, woods and all the natural island areas we love!

We want this website to help you explore and enjoy the nature of the islands. And also, we hope you get involved in the many events that the Conservancy puts on throughout the year.

We’ve posted some resources to help you navigate our website and the especially our lovely islands!

We will add and update as new resources become available so please stop back!



Lake Erie Islands Bird List


Nature Exploration

Enjoy the plant, animal and island life with these lists:


We’ve created a resources page dedication just to birding! Please check it out here to keep up on the latest documents and events including Spring banding.


Take a break from the stressful world by watching the birds with this list:

The Lake Erie Islands Bird Checklist


Get to know the island plant life while hiking and enjoying the outdoors!

Flora of the Lake Erie Islands


Learn about the nature preserves, wildlife and more in this guide:

Put-in-Bay Township Park District Nature Preserve Guide



Lake Erie Islands Trail Maps


Island & Trail Maps

Explore and discover the Lake Erie Islands.


Download maps of South Bass and Middle Bass Islands here.


Trails Maps:

The Jane Coates Wildflower Trail, located on the west end of South Bass Island, was created to preserve and showcase the best of the island’s plants and wildlife. Download the trail map here:

Jane Coates Wildflower Trail


Scheef East Point Nature Preserve is a Lake Erie Island beach and shoreline preservation spot where you can see the islands in its pristine natural state. Download a trail map here:

Scheeff East Point Preserve


The Lake Erie Islands Water Trails allow you to enjoy the islands from a unique and arguably the most natural point of view, the water!

Get trail maps and learn about the water trails here.


Put-in-Bay Park District’s Trail Challenge:

Take the Put-in-Bay Township Park District’s Trail Challenge. Collect stamps when exploring the trails and get a free gift once you’ve completed the challenge.

Get your passport booklet and learn more about the Trail Challenge here!



LEIC Island Green Scene


Newsletter Archives

Looking for an old issue of the Conservancy Newsletter?


Read or download our past newsletters here