Mink Brook Nature Preserve is a popular destination to see wildflowers and ferns. More than 130 species of native herbaceous plants grow on the Preserve, including 20 species of ferns. Red trillium and jack-in-the-pulpit are just two of the many species you can see here. The Conservancy leads annual spring wildflower walks at the Preserve.
Native Plant Restoration
Invasive plants (buckthorn, honeysuckle, and Japanese knotweed) had infested abandoned farmland here. The Hanover Conservancy, working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and eco-forester Ehrhard Frost of Full Circle Forestry, is engaged in a multi-year effort to restore native vegetation. Blue flagging tape marks work areas.