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Bird Walks with Mike
Green Hills Preserve | Thu, May 03, 2018, 8:00am - 10:30am
Preserve Manager and expert birder Mike Coll guides spring bird walks every Thursday morning. All are welcome to join Mike to search for warblers, orioles, flycatchers, kingbirds, bluebirds, raptors, and more. These migratory and nesting birds are sustained by healthy ecosystems that provide ample food, water, and shelter to survive a challenging world.
We’ll visit a new location each week, exploring woodlands, meadows, and streams managed by Natural Lands, or our partners and friends.
April 26: Hildacy Preserve
May 3: Green Hills Preserve
May 10: Ridley Creek State Park
May 17: Willisbrook Preserve
May 24: Gwynedd Preserve
May 31: Rushton Woods Preserve
June 7: Saunders Woods Preserve
June 14: Summer Hill and Mill Hollow Preserves
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.
Birders of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to join the walk.
Dress for the season and wear sturdy shoes.
Bring water bottle and binoculars.
Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
Event is free. Registration required. Please complete and submit the secure, on-line registration form below to let us know you are coming, or call 610-353-5587 ext. 221.
Questions about locations or parking: email Mike Coll at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-625-1725.
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