A Snowy Hike at Stroud Preserve
by Mae Axelrod, Communications Coordinator
Last Friday I strapped on my best hiking boots, pulled on some warm clothes, and took a hike out at snowy Stroud Preserve. When I entered the preserve I saw two intrepid visitors cross country skiing. I envied their preparation, as I had to take giant steps to get over the snow left by Winter Storm Jonas. My efforts were rewarded through, because I got to see a Great Blue Heron taking off over the Brandywine Creek, and Turkey Vultures riding thermals in the sky.
My hike up the hill got me to the scenic overlook where I could see the beautiful landscape of Chester County spread out before me. Every season in nature has it’s rewards and on Friday I got to see gorgeous snow covered vistas and birds soaring overhead.
Want to see for yourself? Stroud Preserve is open every day from dawn till dusk. Come join us outside!