A springtime woodland adventure: Listen for rapid, hollow percussions of woodpeckers. Watch wary warblers as they flash about and perch only for an instant. And inhale the essences of bluebell and leek along the winding creek.
- Lush, intimate woodland
- Picturesque stream
- May: Mayapples and wild geraniums go crazy
Best Times to Visit:
- Spring for woodland wildflowers and birds
- Autumn for the golden maples and for migrating birds
Mike’s Thoughts: Raccoon Grove is an inspirational woodland full of sights, smells, and sounds. Made up of oak, hickory, and sugar maple, the preserve is a springtime paradise for experiencing splendid displays of wildflowers. Spring is also the time when two aromatic plants grow in profusion along the banks of curvy Rock Creek.
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