Dwyer Family Woodlands (No. 264R)
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[Map by Dunlap]
Text last updated on 18 October 2023 | The Dwyer Family Woodlands are administered by the Provincetown Conservation Trust, which says about this site: “The Dwyer property, at the rear of 264-268 Bradford Street, spans over five acres of woods and wetlands in Provincetown’s East End. It is a unique property, of diverse topography including wetlands and uplands of undulating hills and folds. It is home to a variety of plants and animals, some of special concern to the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program.
“This wonderful area can be accessed by a trailhead from either PCT property on 8 Duncan Lane or from the Old Colony Nature Pathway. Protecting this beautiful land was an important step in preserving the largest remaining undeveloped parcel along the Greenway Corridor — shady forests running between Route 6 and the rear of Bradford Street.
“It is home to a variety of plants and animals, some of special concern to the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Over 130 species of birds have been documented on this property, including owls, raptors, warblers, woodpeckers, wading birds, and ducks. In particular, a rare barred owl was observed there, as well as a pair of Cooper’s hawks who nested in a tall pine tree on the property; also seen in the area are species of special concern, including the northern bobwhite and the rusty blackbird, and rarities like the long-eared owl.
“The property consists of verdant forests of beech, scrub pine, and three species of oak. It also includes poplar, sassafras, locust, and a rare stand of white pine. There are abundant lady-slipper orchids, carpets of Canada mayflowers, star flowers, and striped pipsissewa. There are also abundant blueberry bushes as well as huckleberries, and swamp azaleas.”
¶ Published on 18 October 2023.
264R Bradford Street on the Town Map, showing property lines.