The site has been the subject of surveys by botanists and 11 rare species have been identified in the Preserve. These include a sedge, two trees (Red Cedar and Slippery Elm) and herbaceous plants, most of which live in wetland habitats. One, the Skunk Cabbage, is quite common at Todmorden Mills. It is one of the plants that come out first in the very early spring.
So far, this year, I have planted oak shrubs and cedar trees.
There are 2 ponds around the preserve providing great habitat for the wildlife. The water also prevents the site from becoming dried up.
|Bloodroot, one of the many wildflower found on the preserve|
There are 114 trees and shrub species in the Preserve. The most abundant native trees are: American elm, Eastern cottonwood, Trembling Aspen, Sugar Maple, White Ash, Silver Maple, and Eastern White Cedar.