Welcome to Strawberry Hill
Strawberry Hill’s trails are open from dawn to dusk as always, but please note that our Nature Center building will be closed 9/22 – 10/4 while we prepare for Party for the Preserve. Join us at our annual auction fundraiser on October 4th at Sidney Willoughby Run, Gettysburg! For more information, click here.
Wednesday, September 24 — 8:00 pm
Explore the science and the stories of the September night sky with Strawberry Hill Naturalist and local planetarium director Ian Clarke. Pack a flashlight for the hike to our viewing location – but once we get there it will be lights out, so our eyes can adapt to the relative darkness of a moonless night on the Preserve. Ian will guide you on a tour of the stars and planets. This month, that will include a swan, a harp, a dragon, and the Milky Way. Dress in layers. You may find it warm as you hike, but chilly when you’re standing still at the stargazing site. The talk will be aimed at people using their unaided eyes, but feel free to bring binoculars. Due to the hike, however, you should leave telescopes at home. $5 members / $8 non-members; pre-registration preferred.
Open House & Members’ Meeting
Meet Strawberry Hill’s newest Animal Ambassador!
Attention non-members: this is a great opportunity to meet members, learn about the Preserve, and become a member!
Free & open to the public.
11am Open House Begins; Guided Tour of Strawberry Hill; Kids’ Crafts and Games
1pm Meet the Barred Owl!; Animal Ambassador talk
2pm Annual Meeting; Catered Lunch provided by Frontier BBQ