• Mazurenko Farm Conservation Area / Carter Hill Mazurenko Farm Conservation Area / Carter Hill
    Town Of North Andover
    146 acres

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    Bradford St. North Andover

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    Mazurenko Farm and Carter Hill

    Excerpts from the North Andover Open Space Plan :

    “The Mazurenko Farm Conservation Area was purchased by the Town of North Andover from the Mazurenko Family in December 1988. Carter Hill was purchased by the town in 2001 using ‘Community Preservation Act’ funds. Both properties are important to the protection of North Andover’s sole water source, Lake Cochichewick”

    “Rea’s Pond is located off Great Pond Road / Route 133 and is adjacent to Mazurenko Farm. This was the first piece of conservation land purchased by the Town in 1975. The 15-acre site includes a pond that provides prime habitat and solitude for the great blue heron and is also a popular fishing spot.”

    “…The former Mazurenko Farm was purchased using this option in 1988 for the purpose of watershed protection and the preservation of farmland. Acquiring this parcel kept the crop and hay fields active, and eliminated the development of a residential subdivision with potentially harmful impacts on the community’s water supply. This acquisition also triggered the Conservation Commission to create a farming program (agricultural use license) that allows local farmers to rent usable hay or crop fields. Not only does this program keep the old agricultural fields active, but it also provides the farmer with additional income and crop. To date, the Conservation Commission rents two (2) fields at Mazurenko Farm, Foster Farm, and Half Mile Hill.”

    “Mammals of the Mazurenko Farm Conservation Area
    Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus)
    American beaver (Castor Canadensis)
    Chipmunck (Tamias striatus)
    Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)
    Coyote (Canis latrans)
    Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus)
    Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
    Long-tail weasel (Mustela frenata)
    Mice, shrews (Soricidae spp.)
    Voles (Microtus spp.)
    Mink (Mustela vision)
    Mole (Talpidae spp.)
    Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
    Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)
    Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
    Red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)
    River Otter (Lutra canadensis)
    Whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
    Woodchuck (Marmota monax)”

    “Birds of the Mazurenko Farm Conservation Area

    1. American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
    2. American goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)
    3. American kestrel (Falco sparverius)
    4. American robin (Turdus migratorius)
    5. American tree sparrow (Spizella arborea)
    6. Barred owl (Strix varia)
    7. Belted kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
    8. Black-capped chickadee (Parus atricappillus)
    9. Black and white warbler (Mniotilta varia)
    10. Blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
    11. Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
    12. Broad-winged hawk (Buteo platypterus)
    13. Brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater)
    14. Canada goose (Branta canadensis)
    15. Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
    16. Cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
    17. Chipping sparrow (Spizella passerina)
    18. Common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
    19. Common flicker (Colaptes auratus)
    20. Common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
    21. Eastern bluebird (Sialia sialis)
    22. Field sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
    23. Gray catbird (Dumetella cariolinensis)
    24. Great blue heron (Ardea herodias)
    25. Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
    26. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
    27. Mourning dove (Zenaida macroura)
    28. Northern harrier (Circus cyaneus)
    29. Northern mockingbird (Nimus polyglottos)
    30. Northern oriole (Icterus galbula)
    31. Northern shrike (Lanius excubitor)
    32. Olive-sided flycatcher (Nuttallornis borealis)
    33. Pileated woodpecker (Drycopus pileatus)
    34. Red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta Canadensis)
    35. Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus)
    36. Red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
    37. Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
    38. Ring-necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
    39. Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
    40. Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
    41. Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
    42. Tree swallow (Iridoprocne bicolor)
    43. Tufted titmouse (Parus bicolor)
    44. Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
    45. White-breasted nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
    46. Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
    47. Wood duck (Aix sponsa)
    48. Wood thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
    49. Yellow warbler (Dendroica petechia)

    (Source: Doucette and Kaspryzk, 1990-1991)”