July 16, 2022 by lancasterherp
The Lancaster Herpetological Society (LHS) wants to thank everyone who made it to the nature walk this Friday at the Birdsboro Reservoir!
The walk was along the Hay Creek in Berks County, and up to the Birdsboro Reservoir. Pennsylvania Route 82 had once run beside the Hay Creek and through Birdsboro, though heavy rainfall in September 1987 caused the creek to flood and resulted in the destruction of numerous bridges in the area. Those bridges were never repaired and the stretch of Route 82 was eventually closed to vehicle traffic. It is now a popular area for hikers, naturalists, and herpers! LHS member CJ Lumis lives in the area and graciously volunteered to show us some of his favorite places to find snakes.
Once again, we are grateful to everyone who was able to make to the nature walk, and for CJ’s help. Even though we did not have too much time before darkness fell upon us, we were still able to find a bunch of snakes, including two Copperheads. Stay tuned for word of next month’s nature walk, which will be at the NW Lancaster County River Trail.
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