Participants will be given an overview as to “Why” and “How” the 14-acre natural areas known as the Dixon Meadow Preserve came into being. With that backdrop information, there will be an educational walk led by a field biologist and land planner through the refuge focused on the various native habitats ranging from open water to dry up- land meadows, the importance of the preserve to birds and other wildlife, and the management of stormwater for reduced flooding.
Della Micah, former Director of College Counseling at Germantown Friends School, will give a presentation and a walk at the Preserve to educate on her support to preserve and protect the Monarch Butterfly. In recent years, there has been a decline in milkweed due to increased us of herbicides. Della uses the Dixon Meadow Preserve’s abundant amounts of milkweed to help this important butterfly thrive in our area.
Learn how Fred Berg of iskyimages use a drone to capture the Dixon Meadow Preserve Landscape to observe and de- termine patterns of growth, wildlife, etc.. Learn about the latest technology today’s professionals are using and how today’s equipment and software compare to days past. Fred and Steve will
demonstrate their drones and explain the environment they work in with today’s ongoing regulations.
Curious about Birding? Birder, Sally Johnson, will introduce you to the world of our avian neighbors by way of the Dixon Meadow Preserve at Erdenheim farm. Sally will give a brief overview on her experiences, identification and best times of avian sightings. The group will then take a walk to the Preserve for a hands-on guide to birding. Bring your binoculars!