Burton Wetlands Nature Preserve Habitat
Burton Wetlands is part of a 1,000-acre system of kettle bogs, lower slope seeps and wet flats known as the Cuyahoga Wetlands, an area relatively undisturbed since the last Ice Age. Together, Geauga Park District and fellow area land owners/managers The Nature Conservancy, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and the City of Akron are instrumental in the cooperative management and preservation of this ecologically significant area and its threatened and endangered species.
Uncommon species found here include Northern Waterthrush, Veery and Four-toed Salamander. At various times throughout the year, Lake Kelso is a home or resting place for Bald Eagles, Osprey, Tundra Swans, Common Loons and a variety of migrating ducks and geese.
Due to the vulnerability of park’s aquatic habitats, public boating and fishing is not permitted on Lake Kelso.