Survey of Wachusett Mountain


The Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, near Rt. 2, north of

Worcester, includes the highest elevation in Massachusetts east

of the Connecticut River, and an estimated 7% of the state's

old growth forest. There is also a ski area.


Don Lubin and Ray Abair have conducted a systematic census

of the pteridophyte flora growing in the Reservation.

We have found 44 taxa, including 7 that had not previously been reported

and one new record for Worcester County.

(These are starred on the common names list.)


In the survey, the area is subdivided into twelve sectors, mostly

with roads as boundaries. The chart displays the abundance of

each taxon in each of these sectors.


section map

chart of observations


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