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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Drumlin Farm a jewel in Lincoln

LINCOLN

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(A draft mule is all ears at Drumlin Farm, AP Photo by Mary Schwalm)

Craig Furman enjoys walking the trails and taking in the spectacular scenery at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. His 3-year-old daughter, Maia, loves the foxes and wild birds.

"This is why we moved here. This is our backyard. We come here almost every day," said Furman, gesturing over the Massachusetts Audubon Society property during a recent visit as Maia excitedly ran from pen to pen looking at the animals.

"There's just a sense of agriculture and history here that has been maintained in this suburban environment," Furman said. "It's so valuable to have something like this."

A working farm, a wildlife sanctuary, and an educational institution, the 232-acre property is one of the jewel's of Mass Audubon's 43 facilities, the Associated Press reports today.

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