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Bibler Nature Preserve

Once part of a homestead called Spring Brook Farm, this preserve has abandoned farm fields, as well as grasslands and second-growth woods of oak, hickory and maple. Rocky streams form the north and west boundaries. Louis A. Bibler grew up here and wrote Back Home Again, the story of his childhood at Spring Brook. Where he once played, visitors may see birds …

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Madison Township School Nature Preserve

From 1854 to 1975, students attended school at this site, first in a log cabin, then in a “modern” school built in 1923. Today, a boulder with an inscription commemorates the school, and sugar maple, ash, hickory and oak trees grow where students once played. There’s an understory of smaller trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Slowly the trees are maturing, and through natural …

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