Hildacy Farm Preserve
Hildacy Farm Preserve

View a sampling of various habitat restoration efforts at this preserve!

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Hildacy Farm Preserve

Office address: 1031 Palmers Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
Mike Coll, Preserve Manager
610-353-5587

Parking: 1031 Palmers Mill Road

The 55-acre Hildacy Farm Preserve contains a diversity of habitats that attract abundant wildlife—particularly birds—and offers a sampling of the most common natural resource restoration efforts underway throughout the Natural Lands Trust preserve system. Hildacy Farm is also home to our organizational headquarters.

Highlights

trails 3.5 miles of unpaved trails ranging from easy to moderate
Birds Birds include Wood Duck, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Bluebird, and resident Red-shouldered Hawk.  Birding checklist
Grasslands Native grass meadows with big bluestem, little bluestem, Indian-grass, and broomsedge as well as wildflowers such as goldenrod, black-eyed Susan, and butterfly weed
Woodlands Woodlands with several large red and white oak specimens, and a rare willow oak
Wetlands and streams Crum Creek and an unnamed tributary flow through the preserve. A wetland created from the former farm pond is home to a variety of native plants and animals.

Amenities

Trail Map (also available at the parking lot kiosk)

ADA restrooms (during business hours)

Preserve Center with meeting space (available for use by prior arrangement—email or call 610-353-5587, ext. 266 for more information)

Organizational headquarters with “green” architectural features

 

Local weather

Media, PA
Today 09/01
It is forcast to be Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM EDT on August 31, 2014
Thunderstorm
88°/72°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM EDT on September 01, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
86°/72°

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Nest Box Camera

Get a “bird’s-eye view” with Hildacy’s special infrared camera-equipped nest box. We hope to attract a nesting pair of Bluebirds each spring, though we’ve had Chickadees and Tree Swallows use it, too.