Trip Report: Preston Park: Aug. 10, 2013

Purple Loosestrife

Twelve attendees were treated to a private tour of the Preston Park  grounds by Buffalo Township Employee and volunteer docent, Marcie Love. She was in for a big surprise.  Never having hosted a nature group, she was unaware that we travel at “the speed of botany”. She gave us some excellent historic information, but we were always lagging behind looking at the plants.

The park hosts seven of the tallest trees in Pennsylvania, and they have been registered at www.pabigtrees.com.  These champions are marked with pink ribbons, but will eventually get permanent markers.  See the field notes for the trip here.

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1 thought on “Trip Report: Preston Park: Aug. 10, 2013

  1. Jane and Frank Preston were my Aunt and Uncle. I have fond memories of this place before it was a park. It’s neat to see other people enjoying where we used visit my Aunt and Uncle. I haven’t been there since my Aunt Jane passed away. I guess we will have to make a trip to see a part of our childhood as a park now! Love it there!

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