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Bird Walks on the Preserves – SOLD OUT
Hildacy Preserve |
April 28, 2022 8:00 am - 10:30 am
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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:
The former farm fields at Hildacy have been converted to meadows dominated by native grasses such as big and little bluestem, Indian-grass, and switchgrass. Native grass meadows provide valuable habitat for many bird species that are in decline across their ranges. Eastern Bluebirds, American Kestrels, Indigo Buntings, and Red-shouldered Hawks have all nested at Hildacy in recent years.
Crum Creek, a tributary to the Delaware River, meanders through the preserve. The creek is the leading drinking water source for Delaware County residents and was designated a “Special Protection Stream” by the PA Department of Environmental Protection. With help from volunteers and Pennsylvania’s TreeVitalize program, we have planted hundreds of trees along the edge of Crum Creek to improve water quality. Trees and other plants in this area filter the nutrients and sediments transported by surface and groundwater flowing into the creek. Native trees also provide shade and food that benefit fish and other aquatic species.
In 2001, we completed a renovation to our headquarters, including a large addition to the original farmhouse. Throughout the design and construction process, we were careful to minimize environmental impacts. A geothermal system takes advantage of the earth’s constant temperature to heat and cool the building, while the extensive use of glass and exterior shades allow us to reduce heating costs in the winter and lighting costs year-round.
- 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
Help us all stay safe:
- If you are sick, please stay home.
- CDC recommends that people who are not fully vaccinated wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings or during activities that involve sustained close contact with other people. Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings, especially if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised.
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