New Moon Hike
Gwynedd Preserve | Fri, February 01, 2019, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The new moon means stars appear to me much brighter and more visible. We’ll take advantage of this moon phase to ramble Gwynedd’s fields and forests listening for rustling critters and hooting owls, and pausing to learn about some winter constellations. Warm chilly hands with hot cider and cocoa after the hike.
Gwynedd Preserve is an oasis of nature nestled among the highly developed suburbs of Blue Bell and North Wales. After more than a century in agriculture, the preserve’s fields are being carefully restored. A walk along the trails reveals a re-emerging ecosystem of native plants including warm-season grasses and wildflowers.
The meadow and forest habitats here are particularly important because they are connected to other preserved lands in the Wissahickon Creek watershed. The entire 26-mile length of the riparian corridor of the Wissahickon Creek greenway is protected by private landowners and conservation organizations, as well as township and state entities.
- If the ground is heavily covered with snow or ice, the walk portion of the event will be cancelled, but the tasting will still occur.
- In case of hazardous weather and/or road conditions, the event will be cancelled. Please be sure to check your email and social media prior to the event. You may also call 610-353-5587 221 for updates.
Please meet at the Management Center.
Dress for winter weather and chilly temperatures including warm layers, hat, gloves, and sturdy, waterproof boots.
Please leave your four-legged friends at home.
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