Meadow at our Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve
Meadow at our Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

Native grass and wildflower meadows draw summer butterflies!

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Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve

 

South Swedesford Road
Ambler, PA 19002
Tom Kershner, Preserve Manager
610-353-5587 x503 (please note the new number)

Parking: 1/2 mile northeast of Township Line and South Swedesford Roads

Our Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve is a 279-acre oasis of meadows, woodlands, and wetlands 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 flora including warm-season grasses and native wildflowers.

Highlights

trails More than 6 miles of unpaved trails ranging from easy to moderate
Birds Grassland birds include Eastern Meadowlark, Northern Harrier, Eastern Bluebird, and Woodcock
Animals Animals include red fox and eastern flying squirrel
Grasslands Native grass meadows with big bluestem, little bluestem, and Indian-grass as well as native wildflowers such as New York ironweed, purple coneflower, and swamp milkweed
Woodlands Woodlands dominated by red oak, red ash, and red maple

Amenities

Trail Map (also available at the parking lot kiosk)

Preserve Center with meeting space and restrooms (open by chance or by appointment)

Local weather

Ambler, PA
Today 12/18
It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 12:00 PM EST on December 17, 2014
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It is forcast to be Mostly Cloudy at 12:00 PM EST on December 18, 2014
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