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Binky Lee Preserve

1445 Pikeland Road
Chester Springs, PA 19425
Darin Groff, Preserve Manager
610-353-5587 ext. 505

Parking: 1/2 mile southeast of Rt. 113 on Pikeland Road (near Dogwood Lane)

Binky Lee Preserve is a 112-acre expanse of former agricultural land that is being converted back to natural woodlands and meadows. An exploration of the trails provides a wonderful introduction to natural area restoration techniques. The view from atop the hill offers a rare glimpse of Chester County past: undeveloped woodlands and fields in all directions.

Highlights

trails 4 miles of unpaved trails ranging from easy to difficult
Birds Birds include Bobolink, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Meadowlark, American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier, and Woodcock
Animals Animals include red fox, wood and tree frogs, raccoon, eastern chipmunk, and eastern flying squirrel
Grasslands Warm- and cool-season grasslands with native wildflowers, wetlands, and pasture land
Woodlands Mature native woodlands filled with oak, hickory, and sugar maple; young floodplain forest; white pine plantation; and successional forest. More than 10,000 trees planted on the property to expand forested areas
Wetlands and streams Two tributaries to the Pickering Creek, designated as a “High Quality” stream and a public drinking source

Amenities

Trail Map (also available at the parking lot kiosk)

Interpretive signage along trails

Local weather

Chester Springs, PA
Today 10/26
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on October 25, 2014
Partly Cloudy
64°/45°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM EDT on October 26, 2014
Partly Cloudy
61°/41°

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Binky Lee Newsletter 2014

The hilltop view is of undeveloped woodlands and fields for miles.