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Bird Walks on the Preserves
Green Hills Preserve |
May 5, 2022 8:00 am - 10:30 am
All are welcome to join expert birder and Hildacy Preserve Manager Mike Coll to search for warblers, orioles, flycatchers, kingbirds, bluebirds, raptors, and more.
We’ll visit a new location each week, exploring woodlands, meadows, and streams managed by Natural Lands.
Can’t attend this one? Check out these other walks:
Green Hills Preserve is a bucolic mixture of gently rolling farm fields, woodlands, and wetlands. A tributary to Allegheny Creek, a state-designated “Cold Water Fishery” stream, bisects the preserve.
The Preserve is situated within the Schuylkill Highlands, a region at the nexus of two landscapes that have been prioritized for protection: the Highlands (as defined by the US Congress) and the Schuylkill River watershed. The area’s importance derives from the need to protect water quality, conserve habitat, and develop recreational opportunities in a region set for considerable growth over the next 20 years.
Located not far from an old stone springhouse—and fed by the cool, clear springs there—stands a towering red maple. This massive specimen has a trunk circumference of 188 inches (about five feet in diameter!) and is about 75 feet tall with a crown spread of 95 feet. In 2014, this giant was added to the official list of Pennsylvania Big Trees.
- Meet at the red Natural Lands kiosk near the parking lot.
- Birders of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome.
- Be prepared to walk a few miles on uneven terrain.
- Bring water bottle and binoculars.
- Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
- Questions about locations or parking: email Mike Coll at email@example.com or call 267-625-1725
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