Season Trail Closure Remains in Effect At Woody Pond

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Nesting activity is in full effect for wood storks and other colonial nesting birds that inhabit Woody Pond. Because nesting birds are typically sensitive to disturbance, the perimeter of the pond, including the trail running along the east side of the pond, is closed annually to all visitor use beginning March 1 until nesting has ended. Signs are posted around the pond to assist visitors in avoiding the closed areas.

Woody Pond Dike will remain open throughout the nesting season and provides great long-range views of the rookery. Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars or a spotting scope to get a closer look.

West Woody Pond Trail will also remain open throughout the nesting season. However, walking east of this trail, towards the pond, is prohibited until the closure is lifted.