Horseshoe Farm Nature Preserve
Sponsored by the Margaret Reid chapterMonday, February 03, 2014
February 2014 Field Trip led by Lena Gallitano of Wake Audubon
Along the edge of the lower field
The Neuse River forms a big horseshoe bend around this Raleigh nature park.
There’s a huge open field in the middle of the site, with mature hardwood
forest on the floodplains along the river.
back swamp wetland in Neuse River floodplain
Ephemeral ponds in floodplain wetlands provide amphibian habitat.
Peering at a red headed woodpecker
Tall dead snags in the floodplain forest provide habitat for several
woodpecker species, including the less common red headed woodpecker.
Future Butterfly Meadow
Lena Gallitano explaining meadow management
and plans for improvements to butterfly habitat
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