Autumn Woods at Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve

October 2022

02oct9:00 AM12:00 PMAutumn Woods at Welsh Mountain Nature PreserveWelsh Mountain Nature Preserve



Explore the wonders of the autumn woods of Welsh Mountain!

About this event

Come celebrate the end of PA Healthy Lands Week with a Walk in Penn’s Woods at Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve! Enjoy a few miles of Welsh Mountain trail while exploring the history and ecology of the autumn woods. Learn to identify tree species by leaf pattern, bark texture, and fall color. Examine the complex forest community from fungal partners to mighty oaks and learn how you can be a good steward of the forest nation!

Your Guide: Peggy Eppig, Educator, Lancaster Conservancy

Peggy is an environmental historian and dynamic conservation educator who offers a hands-on approach to her presentations. She brings over thirty years of interpretive, experiential education experience for all who have an interest in saving our nature for this and future generations. Her wilder interests are in ornithology (birds), herpetology (reptiles and amphibians), silvology (woodlands) and natural history illustration. She is an avid long-distance hiker and enthusiastic bike-packer who shares outdoor adventures with Amos the Coonhound.

Where to Meet: the parking area at Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve

What to Expect: This is an easy to moderate hike, open to ages 8+. No restroom facilities are available. This hike will run rain or shine, with cancellations for severe weather happening onsite at the time of the event.

What to Bring: Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them, a snack and some water.


(Sunday) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Welsh Mountain Nature Preserve

601 Gault Road

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