The Ladd Carr Wildlife Woods is a 2.1 acre wooded parcel located on Put-in-Bay Road. The property was preserved with a Clean Ohio Conservation Fund grant using matching funds from Mary Ladd Carr, Georgia Ladd McVean and Richard Gump.
The property was dedicated on Earth Day 2006. This was the first piece of island property purchased specifically to be protected as a natural area.
The woods is a good example of the forest habitat found on the Lake Erie Islands. Sugar Maple, Hackberry, Basswood, Chinquapin Oak and Blue Ash are all present, some because of the underlying dolomite that influences the composition of the soil.
The spectacular spring wildflower display continues after the Dutchman’s Breeches with Wild Hyacinths and Appendaged Waterleaf becoming dominant in May.