Twin Oaks Dr,
Murrysville, PA 15668
N 40° 28.500 W 079° 40.719
The Tomer Reserve is a 17-acre parcel situated on the north end of Twin Oaks Lane. Due to size and the presence of both gas and power easements it may show less plant diversity, but birders will appreciate walking along the power line in the spring and summer as nesting and migrating birds move back and forth across the cleared meadow beneath the lines. The woods has both mature and secondary growth timber and offers a short, but aesthetic walk in a charming patch of forest. A windfall at the middle of the loop trail provides a fair amount of brush for bird and mammal habitat.
The heirs of a local artist, Barbara Holzshu Tomer, gave the Westmoreland Conservancy an 18-acre parcel of land in remembrance of their mother. This parcel was part of a larger holding that originally had been targeted for subdivision.