Our nature preserves are open to the public 365 days per year from sunrise to sunset, providing natural places that offer peace and respite for all. Willistown Conservation Trust owns and manages three nature preserves in the Willistown area - Ashbridge, Kirkwood and Rushton Woods Preserve. We maintain these lands for the … Learn more about our nature preserves.
Avian Adventures with Aaron
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Join us at one of our preserves for a bird walk with WCT’s Aaron Coolman, who will teach you how to sharpen your bird identification skills as we explore different habitats! Whether you’re new to birding or consider yourself a seasoned pro, all skill levels and ages are welcome. Wear appropriate walking shoes and don’t forget your binoculars or camera!
About Aaron Coolman | Motus Technician and Avian Migration Ecologist
As his title suggests, Aaron wears a lot of hats. With a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Ohio State University, experience in residential garden design, former work as a USFWS Biotechnician, and history as a volunteer for the Maryland DNR Heritage Program, Aaron is a perfect fit at our organization, and has been working with the Trust since 2022. A nature enthusiast, Aaron spends much of his free time birding, gardening, volunteering for various conservation groups, and photographing…you guessed it…nature!