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Lillian Anderson Arboretum

Kalamazoo College's Lillian Anderson Arboretum comprises 140 acres of marsh, meadow, pine plantation and second-growth deciduous forest in Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.

Several families worked the land between the early-19th and mid-20th centuries. Lillian Anderson, a K graduate, donated approximately 100 acres of her family's farm to the College in 1982. In 2000, thanks to the generous financial assistance of Dr. and Mrs. H. Lewis Batts, the College added 31 acres of land along the eastern boundary of the original Anderson property. The Arboretum was established in 1998 as a resource for the Kalamazoo College community, Kalamazoo-area residents, and visitors to the area.

Looking for a Trail Map? Check out the new Batts Pavilion, Arb Policies and our current trail conditions

Check out the the current weather at our Weather Station!

Questions? Send us an email: arboretum@kzoo.edu

 

  • President W-O

  • fall castle bonnie lake

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

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  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • fall pond

  • large group with net

  • summer bridge construction

  • school group

  • bridge complete

  • winter path

  • summer bridge construction

  • Fall moon

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  • summer bridge construction

  • winter trail

  • summer bridge construction

  • working on a project

  • summer bridge construction

  • bridge complete

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  • summer volunteers

  • large group in field

  • fall magnificent pines

  • summer bridge construction

  • summer bridge construction

  • winter house

  • main gate

  • main gate

  • summer bridge construction

  • summer bridge construction

  • summer volunteers

  • spring creek

  • summer bridge construction

  • Winter- magnificent pines

  • butterfly

  • a class visits the arb

  • Field Biology class out at the arb

  • blooming flower

  • two frogs

  • a class visits the arb

  • Brush burning

  • Brush burning

  • flowers

  • Winter

  • butterfly

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • open field

  • blooming flower

  • marsh/bog

  • toad

  • winter

  • flowers

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • evening viewing

  • butterfly

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  • turtle

  • Winter

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • dragonfly

  • blooming flower

  • snake

  • little critter

  • spring bog bird

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • late fall/early winter volunteers

  • plants

  • Field Biology class out at the arb

  • spring marsh

  • snake

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • butterflies...well not yet.

  • student out at the arb

  • butterfly

  • class out at the arb

  • class out at the arb

  • Winter

  • Field Biology class out at the arb

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • class out at the arb

  • beautiful bug

  • Bonnie Castle Lake

  • garlic mustard- invasive species

  • flowers

  • flowers

  • butterfly

  • Winter visitors

  • Winter

  • blooming flower

  • Fallen tree removal

  • blooming flower

  • Poison Ivy!!!!!!

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • Winter- Batts Pond

  • sping

  • flowers

  • green and gold...GO PACKERS GO!

  • blooming flower

  • Ivy

  • Winter- Bonnie Castle Lake

  • Winter

  • Winter

  • John Deere Gator

  • Recycled Asphalt Path

  • Summer arb crew member Margot Couraud ('16) cuts and treats Japanese KnotweedTrash bag for proper disposal

  • Bridge over Batts Pond along Wood-Frog Trail

  • Pines

  • Stairs - Batts Pond

  • Oxen Run

  • Powerline trail

  • Intersection of Batts Pond & Wood Frog Trail

  • Mag pines

  • Weather Station

  • arb crew Margot Couraud ('16) cuts and treats Japanese Knotweed near the Pavilion

  • Barrier free trail

  • Composting Toilet

  • Barrier free trail along the Meadow Run trail

  • Thank you for visiting

  • New Welcome sign in the parking lot

  • Walking to the Parking Lot

  • Batts Pavilion Roof

  • The columns holding up the Batts Pavilion roof are Red Pine trees from the Magnificent Pines trail

  • Dr. H. Lewis Batts, Jr. and Jean M. Batts Pavilion

  • One of the glass garage doors open to let in the breeze

  • Ribbon cutting at the Batts Pavilion dedication on Oct. 25, 2016

  • Solar panels power the Batts Pavilion

  • Batts Pavilion, Oct 2016

  • Mag Pines

  • Oxen in Magnificent PinesOxen used to haul 30 logs of red pine harvested from the Arb, the lumber is used as material for the pavilion.