The North Carolina Arboretum is excited to announce its newest outdoor setting, Willow Pond. Created as a sediment collection basin during the Arboretum’s initial construction, the pond is now home to a great diversity of wildlife. Efforts are now underway to reinvent Willow Pond. This reimagined space, located near the Baker Exhibit Center, will protect the environment, delight members and visitors, and educate students of all ages for many years to come.
Amphibian and reptile species found in or near the pond include the rare mole salamander, Eastern newt, American bullfrog, Cope’s gray tree frog, wood frog, spring peeper, green frog, American toad, northern cricket frog and common snapping turtle.
Make a Difference: “Fill the Pond”
Help us transform Willow Pond into a creative outdoor learning environment. Gifts of all sizes are welcome, including gifts of money, in-kind goods or services, and time. Click on the button below to donate or contact Lisa Baker, donor relations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-665-2492 x.221.