The Big Swan Headwaters Preserve contains a 140-acre tract of land encompassing the headwater streams of Star Branch- a major tributary of the Big Swan Creek in Lewis County, TN. The land comprises beautiful and biodiverse hardwood forests, headwater streams, waterfalls, calcareous seeps, two hayfields now restored in native grasses and wildflowers, rare plants, and prime habitat for neotropical migratory songbirds and year-round resident birds. The wetland on the property is a large calcareous seep, almost one acre in size. Many species of ferns, sedges, rushes, and wildflowers grow in the seep, surrounded by large, mature hardwood trees.
TSRA pledged a $5,000 commitment last year to support Swan Conservation Trust’s purchase of this property. A hike will be held on the property and along the Swan Creek Saturday, April 30, 2022. We will meet at The Farm Store in Summertown, TN at 11:00 a.m. Check our calendar for more information.