Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo
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Tips for birding Woodlawn Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery is a stop on the Lake Erie Birding Trail.
The inherent tranquility of Woodlawn makes the cemetery a popular place for more than 208 confirmed varieties of birds found in the Toledo area.
Winter finches are of special note. These northern birds migrate south in search of food and are attracted to the wide variety of conifers at Woodlawn. Crossbills, pine siskins, and redpolls are regularly observed.
The spring migration period beginning in mid-March brings at least 35 species of wood warblers through Woodlawn. In addition, ducks, blackbirds, robins, sparrows, and other seed-eaters may be spotted throughout the cemetery.
From Birdwatching at Woodlawn Cemetery
About Woodlawn Cemetery
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of 65,000 individuals including many of Toledo’s most prominent families. The cemetery, which has provided more than 135 years of service to the community, still includes 47 acres of undeveloped land. It continues to be an active cemetery with more than ample space for its next 135 years.
Founded in 1876, Woodlawn Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its development paralleled the growth of Toledo for much of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Although Woodlawn was considered an outstanding example of the “rural cemetery movement” when its gates first opened, the city’s expansion gradually transformed it into a quiet natural retreat well within the city limits. Historic Woodlawn Cemetery is home to more than 300 species of trees making it one of the finest arboretums in northwest Ohio.
Its 160 verdant, wooded acres also provide a nesting habitat for a rich variety of birds. Woodlawn contains many architectural landmarks including the area’s most extensive collection of private mausoleums, which are part of the rich history that attracts genealogists and history buffs to the cemetery.
From Woodlawn Cemetery webpage
Restrooms on site.