Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve

Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve is a 134-acre (0.5 km2) protected area for flora, fauna, and wildlife in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, a Pittsburgh suburb. The site has served as the headquarters of the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania (ASWP) since 1977.

The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy owns the land on which Beechwood Farms is located, and leases the site to the Audubon Society of Western PA. The nature reserve comprises woodlands, fields, streams, and a pond. It also features more than 5 miles (8.0 km) of walking trails—open from dawn to dusk every day year-round, some of which are accessible for individuals with special needs.

The history of Audubon at Beechwood began when Rachel Mellon Walton, along with her daughter, Farley Walton Whetzel, acquired the former Flinn estate. In the 1970s the two women donated the land to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which selected the Audubon Society to be the stewards of the reserve.

Date Shot:
August 19, 2014