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Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

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Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Massachusetts Audubon Society
113 Silver Street
Sheffield, Massachusetts 01257
Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary webpage
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Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)
Coordinates: 42.082738, -73.36265
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About Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Lime Kiln Farm has been known to host more than 500 species of plants including many rare varieties. A key tract of land within the 14,000-acre Schenob Brook Area of Critical Environmental Concern, the rolling hayfields, limestone ridge, conifer forest, and former pastures attract more than 50 species of butterflies as well as Pileated Woodpeckers, Alder Flycatchers, and Red Foxes.

At Lime Kiln Farm, there are two miles of well-marked walking trails that entail two loop trails and a short spur.
Lime Kiln Loop
Length: 0.75 miles
Details: This 30-minute loop trail leads to a farm pond–often dry in late summer–up through a hayfield where bluebirds nest, past a quarry site to a bench along the edge of another bucolic hayfield offering excellent views of Mount Everett, then down along the field edge to the relict Lime Kiln, and past a shrub swamp teeming with birds back to the parking area.

Lime Kiln/Quarry/Ovenbird/Taconic Vista Loop
Length: 1.8 miles
Details: Begin this 1.25-hour walk on Lime Kiln Loop. The trail soon enters woodland. This route passes former limestone quarry pits on both sides of the Quarry Trail. Boulder Spur leads to a glacial relict perched near the edge of a field. Taconic Vista Trail offers a spectacular view of the Taconic Mountains and Berkshire Hills to the west and north before it connects with Ovenbird Trail where songbirds enliven the mixed woodland in spring and early summer.
From Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary webpage