Part of most land trusts advocacies are efforts to secure habitat for the local creatures, especially the rare species like the spicebush plant upon which the spicebush swallowtail butterfly lays its eggs, and which also provides food for their caterpillars. Here, we see something…
The public has a long history of access to the area and many have related how they spent many enjoyable hours hiking, fishing, exploring, picking berries, etc. at the pond. On occasion a canoe or kayak can be seen on the pond.
This acquisition reunites what was once part of the original Tombegawoc or Deering Pond as well as the Lydston Grant.
The entire northerly boundary of the reserve runs along the thread of the Mousam River for one and a quarter miles. There are several plant communities over this stretch and, therefore, several habitats for wildlife.