This week’s nature walk was at a local hidden gem, the Hildacy Farm Preserve. The farm was originally part of a land grant from William Penn. In 1981 the Natural Lands Trust received the farm as a donation and then established their regional headquarters at the site.
I had only been to Hildacy two times before today, and I was anxious to go back and share it with my children. We were joined by two other families and the kids had fun exploring the woods and the meadow. I was so busy talking to the other moms, keeping track of my little guys and looking for things to share with the kids that I didn’t take many pictures.
We almost stepped on this snake! The kids think it’s a garter snake. I apologize for the look of the picture. I was attempting to lean over with my baby in the Bjorn, and I wasn’t sure how much time I had to take a picture. I had the same issue with the snake we found.
The last thing I noticed about our visit to Hildacy was the birds. Some of the birds we were able to identify, but others remained a mystery. I have a Birding by Ear: Eastern/Central (Peterson Field Guides) that I’ll be pulling out to help us to identify more birds. Hildacy also has a birding checklist available on their site.
Hildacy Farm Preserve
Media, PA 19063