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Historical Society's 37th ANNUAL HARVEST FAIR September 24, 2017

Wild Flowers and Turtles Abound at Old Mill Pond on Linden Street

by Bobby Blair
June 20, 2017

The transformation from barren landscape after the town cut down numerous trees in 2013 which compromised the integrity of the Linden Street dam is pretty enough for a picture postcard.

Above - as seen in the Spring of 2013.

With a few bags of wildflower mix donated by the Downtown Marigold Project, neighbor Bonnie Conroy has set about to transform the once ugly landscape to a place of beauty. Conroy credits help from an 8th grade class, neighbors and the High School National Honor Society for the makeover.

Wood chippings from a neighbor help to provide a walkway down to the spillway.

 

Conroy soon realized that numerous snapping turtles were using the dam site as a nesting area and posted this sign warning visitors of their presence.

A bench for area residents has been added to the upper level of the dam site for reflection or meditation.

What man took away, Mother Nature along with a thoughtful neighbor has begun to replace.

photo credit: Bonnie Conroy

photo by: Bonnie Conroy

 

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Thanks Bonnie for taking such good care of our wildlife!

- Elizabeth Greendale | 6/20/17 8:19 AM

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