Located near the Kuehnle State Wildlife Area, this 1.5 acres of wet woodland is adjacent to the state protected wetland acreage. The woods are composed of green ash, silver maple, box elder, and swamp white and bur oaks. The cobble shoreline is used by Lake Erie water snakes. The woods provide habitat for bald eagles and herons who often rest in use the tall dead trees. Wild iris is present in the spring, and herons, songbirds, and jewelweed are visible in summer. Neotropical migrating songbirds are commonly seen during the spring and fall. Hybrid salamanders can be spotted in the spring and summer months.
The Lawrence Evans Property is a 0.75 acre tract of emergent wetland located between Kuehnle State Wildlife Area and Petersen Woods.
This area was purchased in 2004 with funding from grants from the Clean Ohio Conservation Fund, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife, and the Nature Conservancy as well as funds from the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy.
Middle Bass Island
1.5 acres Petersen’s Woods; 0.75 acres Lawrence Evans property