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Nature Guides

The Jenkins Woods Nature Trail - This guide contains information corresponding to 25 numbered stops within Jenkins Woods. The route, which begins at the Jenkins family a memorial stone brings the hiker into the most interesting and impressive parts of the forest, past the biggest trees of several species. Including the back-and-forth walk to the memorial from the parking lot of the Buck Hill swimming pool, the entire distance of the trail is about 1 1/2 miles and takes approximately 1 1/6 hours to complete at a leisurely pace. The guide itself is meant to inform the user of various living components in this natural community, and in so doing to enhance the profound experience of walking past trees that were alive long before the birth of our nation.

Other Useful Guides

Summer Birds of Brodhead’s Creek – by Cornelius Weygandt The author spent the summer of 1905 “in a shack in the woods on a low mountain” in Buck Hill Falls and documented his sightings for the Delaware Valley Ornithological Club.

The Birds of Buck Hill Falls Pennsylvania – by Frank J. May and Darryl Speicher

To mark the 100th anniversary of Cornelius Weygandt’s sojourn at Buck Hill, Darryl and Frank retraced his forays in the area and compared his observations with their own.

Geology as Seen at Buck Hill in the Poconos – by Richard Myers

This 1944 article published in the Rocks and Minerals journal tells the story of the geology of Buck Hill and the Poconos.

Introduction to Insects – this handy guide, published by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, explores the anatomy, life cycles and orders of insects.

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