The Peninsula/Bird Island
When Native Americans visited this site many years ago, they would not have seen the peninsula or "Bird Island," which was created from a sandbar in Lake St. Clair. Jensen created a peninsula of land roughly parallel to a portion of the north shoreline to provide a protective cove for Mr. Ford's numerous boats. Jensen planted the peninsula with seed-bearing herbaceous shrubs, which were left to mature naturally, in order to attract the songbirds that Mr. Ford delighted in watching. Today, Bird Island is an ideal place to look for wildflowers and birds.
Bird Island is temporarily closed for your safety during construction of our new Visitor Center and Administration Building. Thank you for your patience while we build something great for you!