Binky Lee Preserve
A former farm, now being reclaimed as natural lands
Binky Lee Preserve is a 112-acre expanse of former agricultural land that is being converted back to natural woodlands and meadows. An exploration of the trails provides a wonderful introduction to natural area restoration techniques. The view from atop the hill offers a rare glimpse of Chester county past: undeveloped woodlands and fields in all directions.
Binky Lee is one of over 40+ nature preserves owned and managed by Natural Lands Trust.
The land includes a variety of ecological conditions, including young floodplain forest, grassy floodplain areas, cool season grassland, warm season grassland, old field succession, pine plantation, mixed hardwood plantation and mature native woodland. Grasslands provide habitat for birds such as the eastern meadowlark, the eastern bluebird and the bobolink. Trails are marked by interpretive signs.
The property was donated to the Natural Lands Trust in 1989 by the Seiple family. Mary Lee Seiple, the last surviving family member, lived on the preserve until she died in 2002.
Support Natural Lands Trust
Natural Lands Trust seeks volunteers and members to help protect and care for Binky Lee Preserve and its many other natural areas. Members are invited to dozens of outings each year including canoe trips, bird walks, hikes and much more. Learn more at www.natlands.org.