Bonnie Park lies in the middle of a very important watershed -- a combination of the Rocky River's northward flow, streams and creeks and wetlands. One of the most vital habitats on earth, wetlands support an incredible diversity of plants and animals.
Whether this is your fiftieth visit to Bonnie Park or your first, you will quickly notice a huge project at work in the habitat surrounding you. In the past this area was a mowed lawn and baseball field where pop fly balls flew through the air. Now, the land is in the process of healing and renewal so that butterflies, dragonflies, and birds can fill the air. Once a barren land lacking diversity of animals, the new wetland habitat now breathes life through the land and heals the waters of this riverside habitat.
Healthy wetlands =equal diverse fish populations, an amazing variety of wildflowers, shrubs and trees, insects galore and a spectacular diversity of birds. With the creation of wetlands quickly comes the arrival of herons, Wood Ducks, woodpeckers, hawks, and owls.
Dragonflies and damselflies patrol the wetlands aerially, and butterflies feast on the nectar of thousands of wildflowers that would not be here without this incredible conservation effort.
Mink, muskrat, and beaver will join turtles and frogs in the waters you see here. When you visit Bonnie Park take a pair of binoculars on your journey as you discover the plentiful life around you, now bursting with life as this land transforms and heals.