Hi kids. Sorry if i confused some of you on this. After checking back, the first installment of the Saga of Mutton Hunk Fen was part of another entry, Getting a little behind . SO let me start over. Mutton Hunk Fen is a 418 acres former dairy farm that was converted to a tomato farm and then a soy bean fram. A few years ago the owners sold to the Nature Conservancy who eventually sold to the State of Virginia. The farm was turned over to the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation Natural Heritage division. As a member of the Eastern Shore Master Naturalist Chapter i do volunteer work for DCR. Over the last two years we have done restoration work on over 125 acres by replanting native bushes and trees. By natural succession the area will revert back to its original vegitation. This in turn will provide habitat for native animals, birds and migratory birds. The Eastern Shore of Va. is a part of the East Coast Flyway for migratory birds and butterflies. This year we have a grant to restore 100 acres with Wax Myrtle bushes and native Oak trees. So far we have done area 3 and part of 2. Next week we will finish area 2 and 1.
So what is the parking lot for????? he Preserve will be open to the public this summer. There are limited facilities. It is not like a State Park with picnic and other activities. But the public will be able to walk the Preserve, bird watch, and enjoy some nature education activities. The trick is finding this place.
Here are the other past posts on Hutton Hunk Fen. First Post
Sorry for the confusion…. AND now back to our FUN ON THE FEN…..