These 40 acres of preserved woodlands are protected expressly for nature study use. Unlike our other preserves, visits here are by permission or appointment only. Functioning as an exclusive outdoor classroom, Buehler Memorial Park has exciting opportunities for students, teachers, and community groups to learn and benefit from existing ecosystems in the Lehigh River watershed.

This preserve protects critical habitat on South Mountain in Emmaus. Its forest is home to a variety of species of birds and insects that have special associations with the native trees here. Notable wildlife include owls, foxes, and deer.

Trees present on the preserve include a variety of deciduous species including oak, maple, beech, and tulip poplar. In the understory, plant species include the unique hoods and bright berries of the jack-in-the-pulpit, the large umbrellas of mayapple, and large flower spikes of black cohosh.

This preserve was permanently protected with the sole purpose of protecting open space and habitat, and subsequently environmental research. It was deeded through the legacy of Louis Buehler and family, partly in 1998 and 2003.

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