DCNR Calendar of Events

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area

The 1,025-acre Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is one of the newest Pennsylvania state parks. The park straddles Blue Mountain and is the habitat of large trees of numerous species, which are homes for deep forests birds, especially warblers. In the summer and fall, the old field is filled with blooming wildflowers like butterfly weed. In late-July and early-August, the flowers attract field birds and many varieties of butterflies.

1447-1489 Pennsylvania 443, Harrisburg, PA 17112, USA








Jason Baker



Upcoming Events

Deer & Elk of PA

Join us at Boyd Big Tree Preserve as we explore deer biology, aging, scoring antlers, and past and present conservation of these animals in the state. This...

9/20 10am
Bears at Boyd

Join us at the pavilion at Boyd to learn about Pennsylvania's Black Bears, including their life history and how we manage them in the state. We will discuss...

9/26 5pm
Reptiles and Amphibians

Come and learn about PA’s native cold blooded creatures. This is a program for all ages to come and learn about the differences between reptiles and...

10/4 10am
Fall trees walk and talk

Join the park naturalist on a hike through the woods to learn some of the different trees of Pennsylvania and learn how they change colors during the fall...

10/10 10am

Recent Events

Bats! at Boyd


Bears at Boyd


Birding Walk


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