Raptors and More at Gwynedd Preserve
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. With the big sky and open fields, it’s a great place for viewing raptors, including northern harrier, merlin, and American kestrel, which have recently been spotted here. We will also be looking for resident birds and any late-departing migrants. The fields are good habitat for sparrows.
New birders are always welcome at VFAS programs. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Note: PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE SMALL PARKING AREA AT THE ENTRANCE. NAT LANDS HAS REQUESTED THAT THESE BE RESERVED FOR REGULAR VISITORS. Because we will be a larger group, VFAS has been granted a larger parking area. Please drive down the entrance road and park up by the management center. If the ground is dry, you can park along the grass in front of the center. You can also park along the side of the building and double park in the space off to the left of the center. The preserve opens at 8 but they will have the gate open for us at 7:30 am.