Putnam

 

The 29-acre Chaffee Preserve in Putnam was the first parcel protected by the Wyndham Land Trust back in 1977. The parcel has a hemlock sphagnum moss swamp at the east end and a red maple tussock swamp at the west end. In the middle, it is dry with a lot of white pine. The property contains an old stone culvert, and small simple stone slab bridge, and a spring. Limited parking is available on Route 44, and you should be careful of fast-moving traffic. Nesting birds include Ovenbird, Brown Creeper, Hairy Woodpecker, Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Norther Waterthrush, and Canada Warbler. Black-throated Green Warblers and Pine Warblers have been observed on the property.