Autumn Avian Delights
October 5, 2023 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Each autumn, raptors and songbirds flock across our forests and fields, following age-old instincts to fly south for the winter. Natural Lands’ diverse habitats sustain a variety of avian species.
Bring your binoculars and join Natural Lands staffer Mike Coll for a guided bird walk. We’ll look for migratory and resident birds, including woodpeckers, jays, and other woodland species.
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:
- Meet at the red kiosk.
- Birders of all experience levels are welcome.
- We’ll walk one to two miles at a leisurely pace.
- Trails may be rocky in places.
- Bring binoculars and bird identification guides.
- Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
Help us all stay safe:
- If you are sick or feeling unwell, please stay home.
- Masking is optional. Participants may choose to mask at any time.
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