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Why You Should Visit
The Murphy family donated this 276 acre tract to The Nature Conservancy in 1967 so that there would always be a place where natural processes could continue without human intrusion. The preserve consists of two tracts of older oak-hickory forest on rolling topography of hills and coves. The two ponds on the property have a large number of amphibians and have been the subject of several research projects.
Location: Ritchie County, WV
Size: 276 acres
What to See: Plants
Spring has bountiful wildflower displays.
What to See: Animals
Summer has nesting birds, including the Cerulean Warbler.
The preserve has no formal trails but hiking is easy since the mature forests have an open understory.