Mount Holly's rugged outcrops of bedrock rise up to 621 feet, cradling a mixed deciduous forest of chestnut oak, black oak and red oak. On the west side of the preserve, a large wetland complex includes an open red maple swamp and a pond that is slowly transforming into a marsh.
Why We Selected This Site
The Nature Conservancy, assisted by concerned local citizens, purchased the property from the estate of Edward A. Norman in 1975.
What We Do Here
Long-term monitoring projects such as deer population studies, invasive plant research, geological surveys and bird censuses are current topics of research at Mount Holly.