Why TNC Selected This Site
The 185-acre John Arthur Woollam Preserve consists of 4,300 feet of stunning rocky shoreline with huge boulders and coastal wetlands, and a coniferous forest grading into northern hardwoods. The preserve offers significant shoreline for migratory and breeding birds and habitat for plant species such as Houghton's goldenrod.
Warm waters near the shore yield masses of flying insects, providing a tasty feast for migrating birds stopping through the preserve. Shoreline conservation is one of the main goals of this preserve.
What Can I See Here?
Visitors might also see a variety of animals including the loon, pileated woodpecker, osprey, deer, and several species of neotropical migratory songbirds, such as the American redstart and magnolia warbler.
In 2013 the property (already under a conservation easement since 2002) was donated to TNC by a fellow conservationist who was honored to see the land dedicated as the John Arthur Woollam Preserve in recognition of the thousands of acres and many miles of shoreline and inland lakes protected by John Woollam. The preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, on behalf of the many land conservancies and individuals who join us in honoring Dr. Woollam’s accomplishments.