Ecology and Management
Fox Hollow is managed for its habitat being of highest and best use.
Fox Hollow showcases several springs and seeps that trickle into the Pequea Creek and eventually to the Susquehanna River. Pileated woodpeckers can be heard and commonly choose nesting sites in this area. A diversity of birds can be seen at this preserve flying high above the Pequea Creek including herons, kingfishers and bald eagles. The large boulders hug the creek bed as water rushes towards the river.
Hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis), Pennsylvania’s state tree, are located along the steep-sided slopes, with an understory of spicebush, wild hydrangea, ferns, sedges, violets, and other seasonal wildflowers.
Fox Hollow overlooks the Pequea Creek which empties into the Susquehanna River at the village of Pequea.
This preserve was acquired as part of a nationally recognized landscape protection project known as the PPL Project. Funds for that Project were provided by the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, The Conservation Fund, Lancaster County, York County, PPL, Talen Energy, and Brookfield Renewable. The tracts that form the Fox Hollow Nature Preserve were donated by Talen Energy and Brookfield Renewable.