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Hoar Woodlands

Hoar Woodlands

Piece description from the artist

The D. Blakeley Hoar Sanctuary is located in southwestern Brookline and is connected to conservation lands in Boston and Newton. This natural, undeveloped 25-acre area contains several typical plant communities. A trail with several boardwalks circles the sanctuary. The south branch of the Sawmill Brook flows through the sanctuary from east to west. It cuts through an extensive red-maple swamp and vernal pool habitat. Cliffs and outcrops of "puddingstone" (Roxbury conglomerate) define the north edge of the sanctuary.

A wooded upland is found in the northeastern part of the sanctuary. The most common trees here are maple, oak, cherry, and birch. There is an understory of shrubs and an herbaceous layer of woodland plants. Adjacent to Gerry Road is a grove of trees, once part of a beech-hemlock forest. The sanctuary is used for wetland protection, conservation of wildlife habitat, environmental education, and passive exploration such as bird watching and nature walks.

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30.0" x 20.0"
Dye print on aluminum

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