116 Shiawassee River Wetlands
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Green Point Environmental
wildlife viewing |
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Native wildlflower plantings near the nature center
spectacular color and wonderful opportunities to view
butterflies in the spring and summer. Photo: ©
Because of its location along the Tittabawassee River
corridor in Saginaw, this site is very attractive
to many migrating songbirds. Birds that migrate along
the river tend to congregate here to rest and feed
before continuing their journeys. Mid-May is the peak
of the spring warbler migration. Overall, nearly 150
different kinds of birds may be seen at Green Point
during the year. More than 2 miles of hiking trails
explore the mixed hardwood and bottomland forest.
There are 40 tree species found here and some of the
individual trees are very old, providing good nesting
habitat for squirrels, woodpeckers, and wood ducks.
Green Point Environmental Learning Center is owned
by the City of Saginaw but operated through a cooperative
agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Center has a wildlife viewing room that provides
good opportunities for visitors to view songbirds,
small mammals, and other wildlife at several feeding
stations. A variety of environmental programs are
provided throughout the year for school groups, scouts,
families, and others. Contact the Center for a list
of events and programs. Trails may flood during
times of heavy rain. Portions of the National Wildlife
Refuge and all of the State Game Area are open to
public hunting. Contact the site managers for hunting
seasons and regulations. Hunting is not permitted
at Green Point Environmental Learning Center.