Phil and Ginny Leach Wildlife Sanctuary

Larson Woodland is centrally located along the Ten Mile River in an area that is historic, well-populated with people, and home to interesting wildlife.  A popular spot is the dam and spillway at Mechanics Pond.  Great blue heron can be seen here.  In the spring, snapping turtles lay their eggs at Sandy Point.

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

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