Hoover Nature Preserve–Gertrude S. Lawrence Woods
eBird Bar Charts by Season
Tips for birding Gertrude S. Lawrence Woods
Parking is directly across the road at the Twin Bridges Boat Ramp (a separate eBird hotspot location). The entrance to the trails is a chain link gate. Please latch the gate behind you.
From Steve Wheeler
About Gertrude S. Lawrence Woods
Lawrence Woods is a high forested area between two ravines that feed into the reservoir. A natural surface trail includes two overlook points with views over the flooded ravines. In the fall, these areas drain and become mudflats.
From Columbus Nature Preserves webpage
About Hoover Nature Preserve
Access Areas with trails — Mud Hen Marsh, Ox Bow Road, Hoover Meadows, Dustin Road, Areas L, M, and N, Clover Field
+ over 925 acres
+ vital migratory stopover for over 33 different species of shorebirds
+ largest breeding population of state special concern Prothonotary Warblers in Ohio
+ 1,500-foot boardwalk at Area M
+ observation blind at Mud Hen Marsh
+ Bald Eagles frequently observed throughout the year
Restrooms at locations identified on Hoover Reservoir map.