Richmond Township

This recommendation comes from Russ Emmons, who was kind enough to send along descriptions of several county locations.

The very far extreme Northeast corner of the county (Richmond Twp.) where the Belle River cuts across and wanders in & out of St. Clair and Macomb County. The area is hilly with ravines and scenic. Most any of the bridges across the river there or in the St. Clair county side are wooded and desolate. Thrushes, Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Orioles, Flycatchers can be found. We have seen Beavers back in there! Right near where the Belle River crosses Bordman Road (37 Mile Rd.) into Macomb just east of Memphis is a big gravel pit just across the road in St. Clair county. In the spring and fall many varieties of ducks, geese, gulls, swallows etc. are present on the man made lake. Loons have been reported there in migration. We have seen nesting Kingfishers there! Permission to enter must be obtained but much of the water can be seen along Bordman Rd.

Canada Geese in NE Macomb County, photo courtesy of Russ Emmons

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