Green Pond is a rare highland wetland, also known as a vernal pool.
The area has been recognized and identified on maps for many decades.
As a wetlands, it provides habitat for reptiles and amphibians that can be different that those typically found near streams and springs.
Swan Trust is conducting plant and animal studies to determine what species inhabit this small, unique ecosystem.
Green Pond was acquired by Swan Trust in its most recent land purchase, 75 acres of the Cunningham Tract.