Greenview and Pioneer Woods Nature Areas


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This charming nature preserve includes Greenview and Pioneer Woods Nature Areas.  The nature area provides a great variety of habitats for native plants and animals.  The 20-acre preserve features diversity of habitats: vast wildflower meadows teem with pollinators and butterflies, tranquil pond and frog wetland, and beautiful woods with mix of hardwood trees pines.  Several trails traverse woods and meadows.  All habitats have multiple seasons of interest - many varieties of wildflowers and tall grasses transform the prairie through the seasons, Pioneer Woods are filled with rich variety of spring blooms, like colonies of trout lilies and mayapple; it also features fantastic fall colors. 

A non-profit organization, Friends of Greenview and Pioneer Woods Nature Areas maintains the nature preserve.  Stewardship activates includes meadow and wetland restoration, clearing of non-native species, maintenance of trials, planting of trees along paths.  The organization also established demonstration gardens: Edible Garden features many native plants such as Paw Paw and American elder. Pollinator Garden, located next to community gardens, is planted with pollinator favorite native flowers such as coneflower and rudbeckia.



Pollinators and wildflowers

Meadows and Pollinator demonstration garden feature abundance of wildflowers and native grasses.  They attract a wide variety butterflies and other pollinators.

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Edible plant demonstration garden

Edible garden features many native fruit and nut bearing plants and shrubs including raspberries, gooseberries, Paw Paw and many others.

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Friends of Greenview and Pioneer Woods

The Friends of Greenview and Pioneer Woods established pollinator and edible plant demonstration gardens and planted trees. The organization also maintains trails, conducts meadow restoration and invasive plant management.

The Friends of Greenview and Pioneer Nature Areas is a 501(c)(3). We welcome donations to help support our activities including maintenance and restoration.


Oaks and chestnuts planted along pathsControlled burnPlanting native wildflowersTrial maintenance

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