Welcome Spring at Hildacy Preserve
Join as we look for early spring migrants, year-round resident birds, and soon to depart winter migrants at Natural Lands’ Hildacy Preserve. The former farm fields at Hildacy have been converted to meadows dominated by native grasses such as big and little bluestem, Indian-grass, and switchgrass. Native grass meadows provide valuable habitat for many bird species. Crum Creek, a tributary to the Delaware River, meanders through the preserve.
No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend. These programs are open to all ages, although we ask that children under 18 be accompanied by an adult. If you have binoculars, bring them, and dress for the weather. The leaders will have a pair of binoculars to loan out.
These are mostly flat earthen trails that can be very wet and muddy if it rains in the days prior to the outing. Waterproof footwear is recommended.
There is no public restroom at the preserve; however, portable restrooms are available at Rose Tree Park, 2 miles away from Hildacy on Rt 252.