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Nathan Mott Park & Turnip Farm

Located in the southwest part of the island these preserves which abut each other are comprised of upland shrub, meadow and morainal grassland habitats. This land is some of the highest land on the island with beautiful panoramic vistas to the west and south. This area is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy and its partners the Block Island Conservancy and Block Island Land Trust.


This area has the largest state endangered northern blazing star population in Rhode Island. Other plants found on the preserves include the state endangered bushy rockrose, shadbush, winterberry, black cherry, arrowwood, and many types of wildflowers.


An important area for migratory birds to rest and refuel. The state-threatened northern harrier and barn owl feed here, and the federally endangered American burying beetle can be found on the property.

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