Trek through the snow-covered forest of Thorncrag, pausing only for the sounds of wintering creatures and muffled babbling brooks below ice. Among the cadence of footsteps, hear the history of the Sanctuary and how it came to be a protected natural place at the edge of town.

-Lisa B

Interesting:

Did you know trees go into ‘dormancy,’ similar to hibernation? When cold weather takes hold, processes within the plant slow down. Learn more at Mother Nature Network.

Visit Stanton Bird Club online to learn more about Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary. For instance, according to the Club, human uses of the land have included: “recreation and scientific research by Bates College, a sheep and dairy farm, tuberculosis sanitorium, homestead for the reclusive Elder Thorne, and facility for Highland Spring Bottled Water Company.”

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Credits:
The accounts of the history of Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary shared in this episode were gathered from the Stanton Bird Club website and trail guide, and from an article in the Bates College Summer 2013 Magazine titled “40 Acres and a Horse”.

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