TOBYHANNA TWP., Pa. - A nature preserve spanning more than 1,400 acres is now open in Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County.

The Wildlands Conservancy's Pocono Thomas Darling Preserve is welcoming visitors through a public access off of Route 940.

There's a place to park for 20 cars and two buses. The conservancy hopes to attract school and community groups.

A connector trail also brings visitors to a 260-acre area where efforts are underway to steward the return of the golden-winged warbler and monitor the presence of the at-risk northern flying squirrel.

There was a ribbon cutting Saturday followed by a guided hike of the preserve.

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