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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.

K-College students, check out the Environmental Stewardship Internship Funding opportunities for this summer!

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

    President W-O

  • fall castle bonnie lake

    fall castle bonnie lake

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

    Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • fall

    fall

  • fall

    fall

  • fall

    fall

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

    Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • fall pond

    fall pond

  • large group with net

    large group with net

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • school group

    school group

  • bridge complete

    bridge complete

  • winter path

    winter path

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • Fall moon

    Fall moon

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • winter trail

    winter trail

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • working on a project

    working on a project

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • bridge complete

    bridge complete

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • summer volunteers

    summer volunteers

  • large group in field

    large group in field

  • fall magnificent pines

    fall magnificent pines

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • winter house

    winter house

  • main gate

    main gate

  • main gate

    main gate

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • summer volunteers

    summer volunteers

  • spring creek

    spring creek

  • summer bridge construction

    summer bridge construction

  • Winter- magnificent pines

    Winter- magnificent pines

  • butterfly

    butterfly

  • a class visits the arb

    a class visits the arb

  • Field Biology class out at the arb

    Field Biology class out at the arb

  • blooming flower

    blooming flower

  • two frogs

    two frogs

  • a class visits the arb

    a class visits the arb

  • Brush burning

    Brush burning

  • Brush burning

    Brush burning

  • flowers

    flowers

  • Winter

    Winter

  • butterfly

    butterfly

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

    Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • open field

    open field

  • blooming flower

    blooming flower

  • marsh/bog

    marsh/bog

  • toad

    toad

  • winter

    winter

  • flowers

    flowers

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

    Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • evening viewing

    evening viewing

  • butterfly

    butterfly

  • butterfly

    butterfly

  • turtle

    turtle

  • Winter

    Winter

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

    Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • dragonfly

    dragonfly

  • blooming flower

    blooming flower

  • snake

    snake

  • little critter

    little critter

  • spring bog bird

    spring bog bird

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

    Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • late fall/early winter volunteers

    late fall/early winter volunteers

  • plants

    plants

  • Field Biology class out at the arb

    Field Biology class out at the arb

  • spring marsh

    spring marsh

  • snake

    snake

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

    Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • butterflies...well not yet.

    butterflies...well not yet.

  • student out at the arb

    student out at the arb

  • butterfly

    butterfly

  • class out at the arb

    class out at the arb

  • class out at the arb

    class out at the arb

  • Winter

    Winter

  • Field Biology class out at the arb

    Field Biology class out at the arb

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

    Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • class out at the arb

    class out at the arb

  • beautiful bug

    beautiful bug

  • Bonnie Castle Lake

    Bonnie Castle Lake

  • garlic mustard- invasive species

    garlic mustard- invasive species

  • flowers

    flowers

  • flowers

    flowers

  • butterfly

    butterfly

  • Winter visitors

    Winter visitors

  • Winter

    Winter

  • blooming flower

    blooming flower

  • Fallen tree removal

    Fallen tree removal

  • blooming flower

    blooming flower

  • Poison Ivy!!!!!!

    Poison Ivy!!!!!!

  • Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

    Volunteer afternoon at the arboretum

  • Winter- Batts Pond

    Winter- Batts Pond

  • sping

    sping

  • flowers

    flowers

  • green and gold...GO PACKERS GO!

    green and gold...GO PACKERS GO!

  • blooming flower

    blooming flower

  • Ivy

    Ivy

  • Winter- Bonnie Castle Lake

    Winter- Bonnie Castle Lake

  • Winter

    Winter

  • Winter

    Winter

  • John Deere Gator

    John Deere Gator

  • Recycled Asphalt Path

    Recycled Asphalt Path

  • Summer arb crew member Margot Couraud ('16) cuts and treats Japanese Knotweed

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

  • Bridge over Batts Pond along Wood-Frog Trail

    Bridge over Batts Pond along Wood-Frog Trail

  • Pines

    Pines

  • Stairs - Batts Pond

    Stairs - Batts Pond

  • Oxen Run

    Oxen Run

  • Powerline trail

    Powerline trail

  • Intersection of Batts Pond & Wood Frog Trail

    Intersection of Batts Pond & Wood Frog Trail

  • Mag pines

    Mag pines

  • Weather Station

    Weather Station

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

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

  • Barrier free trail

    Barrier free trail

  • Composting Toilet

    Composting Toilet

  • Barrier free trail along the Meadow Run trail

    Barrier free trail along the Meadow Run trail

  • Thank you for visiting

    Thank you for visiting

  • New Welcome sign in the parking lot

    New Welcome sign in the parking lot

  • Walking to the Parking Lot

    Walking to the Parking Lot

  • Batts Pavilion Roof

    Batts Pavilion Roof

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Solar panels power the Batts Pavilion

    Solar panels power the Batts Pavilion

  • Batts Pavilion, Oct 2016

    Batts Pavilion, Oct 2016

  • Mag Pines

    Mag Pines

  • Oxen in Magnificent 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.