Botanical Walk At Franklin Parker Preserve

  • Plant

The Franklin Parker Preserve is an 11,000-acre property in Chatsworth, NJ owned and managed by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation.  This area was once an active farm with cranberry bogs and blueberry fields.  Here we will have an opportunity to identify many characteristic pine barren species in the preserve’s uplands, cedar swamps, and aquatic habitats.  We will spend time visiting parts of the preserve that were subject to a prescribed burn and document the plants we encounter in these areas.  Plan to spend 5 hours outdoors and come prepared with lunch, boots, insect repellant, sunscreen and rain gear.

Directions: Meet at the Franklin Parker Preserve’s Chatsworth Lake Entrance (Route 532). From Philadelphia: Take Route 70 to the Route 70/Route 206 circle (Red Lion Circle). Take Route 206 South approximately 2.8 miles to Medford Lakes-Tabernacle Road (CR-532) and TURN LEFT. Continue on CR-532 East through Tabernacle and toward Chatsworth for approximately 10.5 miles. Prior to a left-handed bend in the road (and your first glimpse of Chatsworth Lake) TURN RIGHT on to a sand road.

Leaders: Russell Juelg and Ryan Rebozo, ryan@pinelandsalliance.org

Login to message

Share event