Friends of Warner Parks acquired a total of 500 acres as a part of our land acquisition campaign in 2009; 324 of which were from the H.G. Hill Realty Company. Approximately half of the acquired land would come to be known as the Burch Reserve (accessible off of Highway 100), and the other half, The Hill Forest. Both are part of Edwin Warner Park, ownership being transferred to Metro Parks.
The fields and lower elevations of the Burch contain remnants of old homesites and have been maintained to include grasslands, a few small ponds, and a wetland area that serves as an important watering hole for wildlife and habitat for amphibians. There is also a small family cemetery maintained on the property. Persons interested in the cemeteries throughout Warner Parks can contact the Warner Park Nature Center for more information.
There are no runners, bicycles or dogs allowed in the Burch Reserve. By design, we are trying to prevent this forest from being loved to death. We encourage people to stay on the trail as much for their own safety as well as to limit trampling of native flora and unnecessary disruption to the fauna.
We will meet at Tollgate Medical Center in Thompson’s Station at 8:15 a.m. on February 11, or we will meet you at the trailhead at 9:00 a.m. in Burch Reserve.
Jane Coffey: email@example.com