While rich with animal life, the Pratt Farm Conservation and Recreation Area offers even greater diversity in the variety of flora it contains. The conservation area is a veritable botanical garden for those who wish to explore its plant life which speaks to both the natural and cultural history of the farm. In 2011, the Pratt Farm celebrated its 25th year under municipal ownership. The Pratt Farm is comprised of 160 acres of abandoned fields, successional woodlands and wetlands near the southeast corner of East Main and Sachem Streets and is managed by the Middleborough Conservation Commission “for the protection and preservation of the purity of the Town of Middleborough’s water supply.” Since its acquisition in 1986, the property has also served an important recreational and educational purpose for the community.
Photo courtesy of Nicole Jacquelyn Photography and Design.