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Autumn Avian Adventures
Gwynedd Preserve |
October 29, 2022 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Each autumn, raptors and songbirds flock across our forests and fields, following age-old instincts to fly south for the winter.
Expansive fields, wetlands, and woodlands sustain a variety of avian species at this picturesque preserve. Bring your binoculars and join Natural Lands staffer Debbie Beer for a guided bird walk. We’ll look for migratory and resident birds, including hawks, woodpeckers, sparrows and more. We’ll keep an eye out for American Kestrels, a declining species, and document our findings in eBird to contribute to community-science conservation.
Gwynedd Preserve is an oasis of nature nestled among the highly developed suburbs of Blue Bell and North Wales. After more than a century in agriculture, the preserve’s fields are being carefully restored. A walk along the trails reveals a re-emerging ecosystem of native plants including warm-season grasses and wildflowers.
The meadow and forest habitats here are particularly important because they are connected to other preserved lands in the Wissahickon Creek watershed. The entire 26-mile length of the riparian corridor of the Wissahickon Creek greenway is protected by private landowners and conservation organizations, as well as township and state entities.
Before you go:
- Birders of all experience levels are welcome.
- We’ll walk one to two miles at leisurely pace.
- Trails may be rocky in places.
- Bring binoculars.
- Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
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