Nault Property Supports an Array of Wildlife

3.34 Acres in Centerville – June 5, 2014 

Nault-x300The Nault Property was purchased with funds from BLT’s Green Fund. The land, which fronts on scenic South Main Street, is part of a major wetland system that reaches north to the Centerville Elementary School and drains south into the Bumps and Centerville Rivers.

The property includes hummocks of Atlantic white cedar swamp, which is an uncommon habitat, and provides excellent cover for deer, rabbits and birds. Mink, otter, muskrats and songbirds such as warblers all love this unique ecosystem. The Northern Parula Warbler (Parula americana) now breeds primarily in cedar wetlands as its favored nesting material, the hanging lichen Usnea, is fast disappearing outside the cedar swamps.