White Oak Society and Allston Jenkins Legacy Society Member Field Trips
Gwynedd Preserve |
October 21, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The 279-acre Gwynedd Preserve contains a mosaic of meadows, forests, and wetlands that attract a variety of birds and wildlife. It’s a beautiful oasis, especially when highlighted in fall colors, and serves as a model and “incubator” for natural land restoration techniques used on many of our other preserves.
Tom Kershner has managed Gwynedd Preserve since 1999 and will share the stories behind the wetlands conversion project, harvesting of warm-season grass seeds, experimental pollinator plantings, controlled burns, and lessons learned along the way.
Linger after the walk for comradery and light refreshments.
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.
Event is free and exclusively for Natural Lands’ White Oak Society and Allston Jenkins Legacy Society members. Questions? Contact Suzanne Barton or 610.353.5587 x313.
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