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.
Fall Migration Songbird Banding
Visit the bird banding station at Rushton Woods Preserve to observe the banding process, learn about the science of bird migration, and see the importance of land conservation for migratory birds. Space is limited. Please register in advance, bring a mask, and stay within the designated viewing area for the safety of our staff and visitors.
Every Thursday, September 9 through October 28 from 7:30 am- 10:30 am. Note that bird banding will not be held on September 30.
Note: For the safety of the birds, we do not band if it rains.
Please note that Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding (by appointment only) is closed to the public for the season.