Dodge Reserve

Donor : Lydia S. Dodge

Acreage : 27

Location : Russells Mills Road

Year Acquired : 1982

Volunteer Steward(s) : Bettina Borders & Victor Mailey

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Description

The Dodge property is made up of a variety of habitats, from upland oak and laurel forest to the east, to the central cattail marsh and red maple forest in the northwestern section. Buttonwood Brook is a defining feature of this property, at times doting through the landscape with well defined stream banks; at other times meandering as a multitude of indistinct channels through the forest and marsh. This combination of upland and wetlands provides a habitat complex that is especially crucial in such a burgeoning area as this section of Dartmouth.