65 acres in Sheffield
Barnum Street, near the Moon in the Pond Organic Farm
Why You Should Visit
This preserve protects a rich array of lowland forest and plant communities. At the end of the trail there is a spectacular view across Schenob Brook of Mount Race.
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
The first Nature Conservancy preserve in the southern Berkshires, the Drury Preserve was created in 1997 to honor the donation of 65 acres in 1984 by Roger and Virginia Drury. This preserve is part of our largest Preserve in the Commonwealth, Schenob Brook, important for its many regionally important calcareous wetlands. Since 1984 we have added 2,500 acres of protection in the Schenob Brook wetland complex including significant upland acreage to the west to protect the source of water for many of the wetlands.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
Conservancy staff and volunteers replaced the boardwalk in 2015. We also created a parking area and a new kiosk in 2015-2016. We also regularly control invasive species on this preserve.