Early Summer Refuge

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is well known for its wide variety of gardens, but did you know it is also home to a wildlife refuge? This area features a half acre pond that is completely surrounded by native wetland shrubs and perennials to discourage Canada Geese, and to provide food and cover for wildlife. You can view a wide variety of plants and animals from the two rustic pavilions nearby– just don’t be scared by the realistic life sized cut-out of a fox, also used to deter unwanted creatures!

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About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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