The landscape of the Reserve, with its pattern of field, forest, and shoreline, has a quiet kind of beauty all its own. Part of this beauty lies in the diversity of its land forms, and vegetation. Within the boundaries of the 17,400-acre Reserve there are five distinctive character areas which together comprise the natural landscape. Overlaying each of these are the tangible reminders of man's presence upon the land.
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Hedgerows function as fences, property lines, important cultural ties with the past, and extremely valuable wildlife habitat. In the Reserve, hedgerows define historic cultural land use patterns dating back to early Euro-American settlement in the 1850s.