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.
The Hunt for Skunk Cabbage at Ashbridge Preserve
Did you know that the Willistown Conservation Trust has three preserves that are open to the public year round? This year we’ll be opening a fourth! If you would like to know more about these gems of Willistown, join us on our new monthly walk series where we will take in depth look at the beauty, history, and future of these community resources! In February, we’ll be on the hunt of the first signs of spring, then as the year warms up, we’ll learn about the ecosystems that support pollinators throughout the summer, and wind up the year looking at how the topography of the landscape impacts the plant communities, habitat, and microclimate at our preserves.
February 20, 2020
We will keep our eyes peeled as we look for the first sign of spring – skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)! This native wetland plant has some unusual characteristics and is the first pollinator food source to emerge! Perhaps we’ll be lucky enough to have some snowfall so we can experience another of its traits firsthand. Intrigued? Please join us!
Please note: This walk is being held at Ashbridge Preserve on East Strasburg Rd.