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Aton Forest: unique habitat

The chestnut-sided warbler, one of many species in Aton Forest. Photo by Kateri Kosek

Many may not be aware that tucked in-between Norfolk and Colebrook against the Massachusetts line is an ecological research station called Aton Forest Inc.

The forest itself preserves over 2,300 acres of habitat unique to the state. With an elevation of 1,250 to 1,655 feet, and part of the Berkshire Plateau, the forest’s flora and fauna has a northern character. Wildlife include moose and loons, despite the fact that Connecticut is very far south for them to breed. 

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