Planning for the 2016 Summer Adventure Camp season is well underway!
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is conducting research to investigate the expansion of summer camp partnerships with several local organizations.We are always looking for ways to improve the summer camp experience, and we want to hear from you!
Please complete this 14-question survey to help us determine the needs and expectations of the families in our community.
Life at the Preserve is always busy, but in the winter it is a quieter version of busy. The staff does its own kind of hibernation, hunkering down in our offices to prepare for all of the projects of the next year. We take stock of our streams and forest, review and revise the lesson plans for our education programs, and determine the special events calendar.
This winter the Preserve will look a little different, and not just due to the unusual El Nino-influenced weather.… Continue reading
Now that the weather has finally turned to winter, Strawberry Hill is preparing for maple sugaring season! From mid-February through mid-March, we will tap the maple trees on the Preserve and at nearby Camp Eder.
Each season we use dozens of spiles, tubes, and buckets to collect maple sap. Countless hours are spent gathering from buckets and tending the evaporating pan as the sap condenses down into sticky, sweet syrup. It takes many gallons of sap to make a single gallon of syrup (come visit… Continue reading