Collecting of any live material on any of our six properties is tightly restricted and is by written permission only. Permission is granted by the director of the Field Station and Environmental Education Center.

Collecting restrictions include, but are not limited to:

  • any live plant material, such as:
    • leaves
    • flowers
    • tree branches
  • any animal, such as:
    • turtles or amphibian (protected by state law)
    • Insects
    • bird nests and feathers (protected by federal law)
  • any mushrooms

Our properties are unique areas that are to be used solely for educational purposes. Collecting degrades the ecosystems found within the areas, ultimately decreasing the value as an educational facility.

Questions regarding our collection policy should be addressed to John Taylor, land manager.