Explore the variant ecosystems of Walnut Hill with John Gerwin, Research Curator of Ornithology at the Museum of Natural Sciences. John currently conducts research on the life cycles of migratory birds, with a focus on breeding biology. He does some work on the non-breeding component of some species as well. He currently studies the Painted Bunting (NC/SC), Black-throated Green Warbler (NC), Swainson’s Warbler (NC/SC), Golden-winged Warbler (Nicaragua). John primarily uses radio telemetry to study space use, nesting chronologies and reproductive success.
Walnut Hill is a property owned by Triangle Land Conservancy in the Mark’s Creek area of Wake County. This will be the next preserve opened to the public after Brumley Forest Nature Preserve, but for now it is only accessible through private events.