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June 7, 2022 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beautiful blooms abound each spring along Bear Creek’s rocky trails. Join Preserve Manager Josh Saltmer on a hike through this expansive preserve’s forest and stream valleys to discover an amazing array of ephemeral beauties.
It’s a fleeting opportunity, as many fast-blooming flowers fade quickly after trees leaf-out and cover the forest in shade.
Bear Creek Preserve is a vast expanse of forests and steep stream valleys in the Lehigh River Watershed. Larger than many state parks, the preserve is a mosaic of diverse, thriving habitats and plant communities, including several rare species. The land provides vital habitat for native wildlife, including black bear, coyote, Bald Eagle, and many species of migratory songbirds. Bear Creek Preserve is part of a larger landscape of protected lands and popular recreation areas, including state parks and gamelands, that spans more than 150,000 acres.
- Meet in the parking lot by the red Natural Lands kiosk.
- The terrain is rough and may be wet. Be prepared to walk a few miles.
- Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
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