"The marsh, to him who enters it in a receptive mood, holds, besides mosquitoes and stagnation, melody, the mystery of unknown waters, and the sweetness of Nature undisturbed by man."

~ Charles William Beebe (1877-1962),
Log of the Sun, 1906 

June 2015, Roy Najecki and David Newton, volunteers with the Rhode Island Land Trust Association, collected data at Pardon Gray Preserve in preparation for the creation of a more detailed trail map for Pardon Gray Preserve. They will also be performing the same task for the trails at Basket Swamp Preserve.