Dygert Nature Preserve
The parking area for Dygert Nature Preserve is unattractive, even by parking lot standards, and the relatively long path one must traverse to reach the main part of the preserve is not much more appealing. But once you reach the first trail junction, marked by a large rock, things will begin to get much more interesting. The highly complex trail network consists of seven or eight attached loops that provide access to a generous portion of the preserveís 135+ acres.
The terrain is gently rolling with numerous wet areas. A steep-sided channel passes through the southwest portion of the preserve and makes access to the other side a challenge, except at one point where an old lane crosses over. These woods are rich with spring wildflowers; Iíve seen more than two dozen species at a time, including bellwort, long-spurred violet, and thousands upon thousands of blue-eyed Mary.
TRAIL MAP (Click to enlarge)