Warren Woods Nature Study Area

Warren Woods Nature Study Area location

Recognition:

  • Legally Dedicated Natural Area
  • National Natural Landmark

Size: 312 acres

Location: In southwestern Berrien Co. , 3 miles north of Three Oaks

Management: Warren Dunes State Park

Activities: Wildflower viewing, hiking, education, birding

Importance: Warren Woods is a virgin beech-maple forest, the last of its type known in Michigan. There are outstanding individual trees of several species, including many greater than five feet in diameter and more than 125 feet in height. Spectacular displays of wildflowers are best viewed in April and early May.

Warren Woods Nature Study Area

Warren Woods Nature Study Area

Warren Woods Nature Study Area

Trillium

Prairie trillium

Prairie Trillium