Mosher Conservation Area Details

Mosher Conservation Area


Photo of Mosher Conservation Area

In 2004, Harold and Eleanor Mosher gave this 16-acre woodlot to the Rattlesnake Gutter Trust with the understanding that the Appalachian Mountain Club could put the Metacomet-Monadnock Trail through the property.

In addition to the stone walls and the zigzag pattern of stones used to support a Virginia rail fence, there is an old foundation next to Rat Hollow Road. This is probably the place where a local resident raised guinea pigs for the local college laboratories. The story goes that the neighbors were not too impressed – hence the name Rat Hollow Road. While there are no longer guinea pigs in the area, there are many nesting forest birds including barred owls, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, hermit thrush, and scarlet tanagers.

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