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Virginville Historical Agricultural Society hosts Spring Peeper and Wetlands Walk

The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will be hosting a spring cruciferous and wetland walk at the Dreibelbis Historical Farm in Virginville at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

“The event features a very special location on the farm – the vernal pool in our wetland area near Maiden Creek,” said the Reverend Ned Dresher, vice president of the company. “Naturalist guide Amy Langman will introduce the real stars of the evening – tiny singing frogs called spring peepers.”

  • A guided wetland walk at historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville features tiny singing frogs called Spring Peepers. (photo sent)

  • A guided walk through the wetlands at the historic Dreibelbis farm in...

    A guided wetland walk at historic Dreibelbis Farm in Virginville features tiny singing frogs called Spring Peepers. (photo sent)

In addition to deer, spotted salamanders, wood frogs, bullfrogs and snapping turtles, the vernal pool is home to thousands of spring peepers.

“Because this is a walk on the wild side of the historic farm, we ask participants to wear waterproof boots for mud and water up to their ankles.”

Free for the public, the event will take place rain or shine.

The Spring Peeper and Wetlands Walk is an environmental and educational event organized by the Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society, to fulfill its mission to preserve and protect the historic Dreibelbis Farm and make it available to the public. The 8th Annual Wildflower Walk will take place later in May and the 11th Annual Historic Farm Festival will take place on August 27th.

Parking is on site and monetary donations will be gratefully accepted. The historic Dreibelbis farm is located on route 143 south of the village of Virginville (GPS address: 356 Hard Hill Road, Hamburg).

For more information, visit www.Dreibelbisfarm.org and on the Historic Dreibelbis Farm Facebook page.