Cool Flowers, Chilly Treats – SOLD OUT
Crow’s Nest Preserve | Sun, October 01, 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Autumn is a great time to discover an amazing array of flowers and the pollinators that thrive among them at Natural Lands’ Crow’s Nest Preserve. Walk with Preserve Manager Dan Barringer as he highlights the importance of native plants in sustaining bees, butterflies, and other insects.
Stay for an ice cream potluck after the walk. Natural Lands provides the ice cream, you bring your favorite topping to share.
Crow’s Nest is the gateway to the Hopewell Big Woods, a 73,000-acre expanse of forest that reaches north into Berks County. Just next door, you’ll find French Creek State Park and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, making Crow’s Nest part of one of the largest areas of protected land in the region.
The pristine French Creek runs through Crow’s Nest, flowing from French Creek State Park’s Hopewell Lake on its way to the Schuylkill River. The preserve’s streamside forest helps protect the creek’s water quality.
Wildlife abounds at Crow’s Nest! You may spot Wood Ducks or see signs of beaver construction along French Creek; hear the songs of Wood Thrushes, Vireos, and warblers in the dense forests; or track the footprints of fox, raccoon, and deer. The preserve is part of the Hay Creek/French Creek Forest Block “Important Bird Area” (a National Audubon Society designation).
Crow’s Nest is a haven for other wild creatures: children! For decades, the preserve has hosted both after-school programs and a summer day camp to help combat the nature disconnect today’s kids face. The preserve includes a NaturePlayGround to encourage creative, unstructured play.
What to wear:
- Dress for the season and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes
- Long pants and long-sleeved shirt, to protect you from poison ivy and brambles
- Bug spray and hat are suggested
Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
Event is SOLD OUT! Please join us for another fun event!
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