The Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve is a protected area managed by The Nature Conservancy covering 648 acres. The preserve contains old fields, meadows, creeks, bogs, and forests that are home to a wide variety of animals.
Many visitors come here to see its ancient trees – a mixture of white pine, hemlocks, ash, maples, oaks, and other hardwoods that blanketed the region before European settlers arrived. In fact, nearly 200 acres of the preserve contain the largest remaining old-growth forest in northeast Pennsylvania.
Preserve includes open fields, wildflower meadows, winding creeks, mossy bogs, and historic stone walls. The varied terrain makes the preserve a hotspot for more than 180 species of birds, including pileated woodpeckers, great horned owls, and winter wrens. Scattered wetlands host frogs, snakes, and nine species of salamander – including the purple, two-lined, and four-toed salamanders.