Phil and Ginny Leach Wildlife Sanctuary

This property serves as a sanctuary, not only for wildlife, but for the residents of the neighborhoods which surround it.  Big Rock has been a landmark for the generations of children who have walked the trails here–trails that probably were used by the Wampanoag people who occupied this area for centuries.

Location Woodland Lane and Ridgewood Road
Size 19.6 acres
Acquisition Date December 27, 1966
Donor Philip F. Leach
Map Leach Sanctuary Map (PDF)
Public Access Trail begins at corner of Woodland Lane and Ridgewood Road. Trails also connect to end of Fisher Avenue.

Leach Pics

Green arrows mark the trails at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

Big Rock at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

Volunteers at a fall clean-up at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

A wood frog (rana sylvatica) blends into its surroundings at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

Bluet (Houstonia caerulea) at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

A wood frog (rana sylvatica) blends into its surroundings at the Leach Sanctuary.    Image credit: C Adler

Leach Posts

Author Confronts History in the Wilds of Attleboro
There is no end to the variety of fascinating requests the land trust has received over the years for activities ...
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