Buffalo Audubon Society

Rushing Stream

This 50 acre preserve located in Chautauqua County is a mixture of lowland marsh and upland woods habitat. The name of the preserve was selected for the year-round stream that flows through the property. The stream is a tributary of the Conewango Creek. The preserve is a great place for viewing wildlife as the habitat supports such species as great blue heron, pileated woodpeckers, white tail deer, and much more. This preserve was donated to the Buffalo Audubon Society in 1968 by Gilbert Yager in memory of his wife Marie Gent Yager. A short loop trail traverses the property, but it can be difficult to follow if the overgrowth has not been recently cut back. Your first visit should be accompanied by a guide.


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