Joseph and Margaret O’Donnell Nature Preserve

The O’Donnell Preserve is predominantly a red maple forest with wetlands and vernal pools throughout the property. The preserve is bordered to the south by the Blanding Woods parcel. A trail snakes through both the O’Donnell Preserve and Blanding Woods parcels just on the edge of the wetlands. At the end of the trail, there is an old stand of beech trees on a section of dry land that is surrounded by wetlands.

Location 71 Bishop Street, Attleboro
Size 14.39 acres
Acquisition Date October 15, 2015
Donor

Robert B. O'Donnell Sr.

Blanding Woods 17-acre parcel which was donated anonymously in 2011 and borders the O'Donnell Preserve to the south.
Map Joseph and Margaret O'Donnell Nature Preserve (PDF)
Public Access Parking is located at the northeast corner of the Finberg Park parking lot. The trail entrance is a short walk down Bishop Street on the right. The Beech Point Trail is 0.7 miles and leads to Beech Point where there is a short loop.

O’Donnell Pics

Entrance sign for the O’Donnell Preserve on Bishop Street.

Open wet meadow on the eastern section of the Blanding Woods parcel.

Section of the trail where there is an abundance of blueberry bushes.

Certified vernal pool about 300 feet from the trail entrance.

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