A quiet enclave of natural habitat within a residential neighborhood, Green Heron Pond features a range of habitats from interdunal wetland to high dune. Black oak savanna and woodland grade into mesic oak forest, providing habitat for numerous woodland and savanna wildflowers.
The dominant wetland feature is a permanent pond which supports fish, frogs, turtles, muskrats, and waterfowl. Smaller seasonal ponds also occur at the site.
Visit the Preserve
Green Heron Pond is located in the Miller section of Gary, south of Hemlock Ave, stretching from Marquette Elementary School on the east almost to Lake St on the west.
Access to the preserve is by special permission or guided tour only. It is not easily accessed without intruding on neighboring private properties.
Contact us to learn more about visiting Green Heron Pond.