- The preserve houses five rare plant species, two of which have not been found elsewhere in Virginia. In addition, it also protects burgundy bluet, spine-crowned clubtail, dwarf waterdog and duckweed firetail. The preserve is a remnant of a natural fire-prone area due to lightening. Some of the larger species include southern red oak and loblolly pine. There is also a variety of amphibians which attract kingfishers and blue heron. The preserve allows hiking, nature photography and bird-watching. In addition, there is a scenic overlook along the trail's path.
Recreation - Chippokes State Park is a short drive away providing mountain biking trails, a lovely swimming pool, overnight facilities, historic gardens and a 1850's mansion open which is open for tours.
Climate - Virginia generally has mild winters and warm humid summers. The eastern portion of the state has winter temperatures averaging above 36 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius). The state's summer temperatures have little variation. The eastern portion of Virginia generally experiences temperatures above 78 degrees Fahrenheit (26 Celsius). High humidity along with warm temperatures can be uncomfortable.
From Richmond, Virginia take I-95 south through Petersburg to Rt. 35. Travel Rt. 35 south to Rt. 631. Turn right onto Rt. 631 and travel approximately 2.4 miles to the parking lot which is located on the right.