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.
Partner Event | Wild Birds Unlimited Presents: Learn About the Motus Wildlife Tracking for Conservation
This event is hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited. Email email@example.com to sign up for the presentation.
Join Wild Birds Unlimited and Blake Goll, Educations Program Manager, as she teaches us about how bird tracking is done. This event will be held at 100 Evergreen Drive Glen Mills, PA 19342
Blake is a federally licensed bird bander and certified under the North American Banding Council. She is one of our primary bird banders and assists with running the bird banding station and associated outreach. She has developed WCT’s Rushton Nature Keepers program and curriculum for children as well as various other nature education programs for all ages.
The Motus Wildlife Tracking System (Motus) is an international collaborative research network that uses coordinated automated radio telemetry to facilitate research and education on the ecology and conservation of migratory animals including bats, insects, and birds.
Willistown Conservation Trust helped establish the Northeast Motus Collaboration in 2017 to plug a significant geographic gap of receiver stations across the mid-Atlantic region to New England. This has made tracking of migratory bird species in eastern North America dramatically more effective.