Ever feel like you have made a wrong turn? On the trail, on the road, or in life? Well this cache is for you. The Watershed Reserve is open most days, dusk to dawn. It is closed for deer management briefly in the winter. The reserve offers a diversity of habitats including meadows, forests, wetlands, a small pond, streams and the Stony Brook. It harbors a rich assortment of wildlife and plant life. Deer are abundant and other common mammals include meadow voles, shrews, bats, raccoon, skunk, opossum, red fox, squirrels and flying squirrels. Habitat diversity makes this an ideal place for birdwatching – watch for grassland species in the new grasslands, ducks at the pond, as well as herons, hawks, and owls, and much more. The Stony Brook offers some great scenery and wildlife watching opportunities.
This cache is located approximately 175' south of a trail in a large meadow. The young forest harbors some dense growth - look for the deer path north of the cache that invites you in.
Watch for new caches here carefully placed to help introduce you to the Reserve and to avoid sensitive habitats, teaching areas and research plots. Caches are sometimes published in conjunction with event caches on the reserve.
The reserve is home to the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, a member supported non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of the natural environment in the 265-square mile region drained by Stony Brook and the Millstone River. They are committed to intelligent and informed land use decision making, the protection of water quality and supply, and the improvement of the community's awareness of environmental issues. Their environmental education program aims to foster personal connections with the natural environment while promoting a sense of stewardship.