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Field Trip at Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve in Lancaster

Tuesday, May 14th, NN Master Naturalists will be holding a Field Trip (Continuing Education credit) at Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve in Lancaster.  We will meet at 1:00 in the parking lot for Hickory Hollow.  There will be no Board nor  general membership meeting this month. 


Tuesday, May 14th at 1:00 pm. 


Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve, Lancaster


From Kilmarnock, go north on VA 3 towards Lancaster. About one mile before you reach Lancaster, turn right onto Regina Road, VA 604. The preserve is on your left about a quarter mile from VA 3.  From Lively-Lancaster, go south on Rt. 3 through Lancaster about 1 mile to Regina Rd, VA 604 on your left. The preserve is on your left about a quarter mile from VA 3.  


Hickory Hollow is one of 63 Natural Area Preserves in the state of Virginia, all of which are recognized as protecting some of the most significant natural communities in the State.   Hickory Hollow's 254 acres of mixed pine-hardwood forest, ravines and swamp form an important and unique habitat with the swamp area being an exceptional quality wetland community that supports a very high diversity of plants including several mountain disjuncts. This is a globally rare Coastal Plain Basic Seepage Swamp and is a highlight of the preserve.


The trip will be led by a representative of one of our sponsors. Zack Bradford, Chesapeake Bay Region Steward for Virginia Division of Natural Heritage, Dept. of Conservation and Recreation.


The preserve has several level hiking trails and some moderate up and down trails.  Bring bug repellant, sunscreen, water, hiking shoes/boots and such.  All things natural will be looked for.  This is open to all.