The rolling terrain of Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center is on the northern edge of the Lehigh Valley near the foothills of the Kittatinny Ridge. Habitats range from fields in various stages of successional growth to mature forests dominated by oak trees.
Approximately 2.5 miles of the beautiful Bushkill Creek and its tributary, Sobers Run, wind through the park property.
Photographs taken at the butterfly garden in front of the visitor center and the Native Plant Garden
Lehigh Valley Zoo located in the heart of the Trexler Nature Preserve, is home to more than 325 animal ambassadors representing over 125 species.
Founded in 1906 by General Harry C. Trexler, a local industrialist, the Trexler Nature Preserve has played a significant role in saving the North American bison from extinction by providing a place where both bison and elk could roam freely undisturbed. In 1935, the County of Lehigh took ownership of the Preserve and, in 1974, construction began on the Preserve’s 29-acre Zoo. In 2004, Lehigh Valley Zoological Society assumed management of the Zoo, as well as the daily management of the bison and elk herd and the palominos in the 1,100-acre Trexler Nature Preserve.
Bethlehem is located in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf named a small settlement of Moravian missionaries Bethlehem on Christmas Eve 1741. Bethlehem was named the “Christmas City” in 1937.
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Photos taken at the Butterfly Garden in front of the Jacobsburg State Park Visitor Center and the Hummingbird area.
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Green Pond Marsh, a small wetland (about 20 acres) in Bethlehem Township, PA is an Audubon Society IBA (Important Bird Area) where over 180 species of birds have been sighted.
The flooded fields of Green Pond Marsh is located on Green Pond Road in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County is one of the best areas for wetland birds in the Lehigh Valley. This area has been attracting birds since the 1970’s. Wet areas such as this provide important resting and feeding stops for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and other species.
Green Pond Marsh has attracted over 20 species of migratory waterfowl.
Jacobsburg State Park is a park located in in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania near Bethlehem and Easton Pennsylvania. It consists of a little over 1100 acres, the park has many trails most of which are multi use for horses, bicycles and for walking. There is one trail that is dedicated to hiking only, the photographs here are taking along that trail that follows the Bushkill Creek.
We started hiking the Henry’s Woods Trail, 1.9 miles long, from the parking area B6. The trail starts steep and rocky after a short distance it levels out and is an easy hike. The trail leads to the historic area and returns to the to the parking area.
The Henry’s Woods section of the park is a largely virgin forest.
The Jacobsburg National Historic District
The Jacobsburg National Historic District lies within the park and gives visitors insight into a colonial gun manufacturer. The Henry Rifle was once made here.