Naturalist Guided Walk - Spring 2017
Explore the Chapel Trail with ecologist Will Ryan


Sunday, June 11, 2017

On site registration opens at 1:30pm.  Race starts at 2:00pm.

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1300 Valley Creek Road

Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

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Enrich your enjoyment of the trails in East Bradford Township by accompanying an expert naturalist who sees things that the rest of us might miss. The Chapel Trail parallels West Valley Creek, overlooking wetlands and through woodlands where you will learn about the nesting birds, flowers and plants that can be viewed at this time of year. Participants will enjoy a walk/hike of approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours of easy to moderate difficulty on dirt & rocky trails. Note - this is not a run. William Ryan is a restoration ecologist and botanist with over 15 years of experience in the management of ecologically significant natural areas in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. He is a Senior Ecologist at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia where he engages in research in the field of forest ecology and provides scientific support to over 50 organizations involved in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative. He is currently in the process of completing a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. RAIN DATE - Sunday, June 24, 2017 at 2pm