Mashamoquet Brook State Park

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Mashamoquet Brook State Park

  1. 1. Mashamoquet Brook State Park Pomfret, Conn. (Photos by Colleen Kopp)
  2. 2. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) John Folsom tells the legend of how Israel Putnam may have killed the last wolf in CT.
  3. 3. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) WOLF DEN THIS WAY
  4. 4. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) Legend says Israel Putnam cornered and shot the last wolf in CT in this den on Dec. 1742.
  5. 5. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) A wooden plaque commemorates the event.
  6. 6. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) In that day, Putnam was hailed as a hero for protecting his community and their livestock.
  7. 7. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) Folsom asks how our current society would react to a similar situation.
  8. 8. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) A large part of conservation efforts are dedicated solely to protecting species that face extinction. Which is the exact opposite of exploitation.
  9. 9. A view from inside the wolf den
  10. 10. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) Hiking back up the trail.
  11. 11. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) Bluets dot the side of the trail...
  12. 12. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) … and the sun shines through overhanging oak leaves.
  13. 13. (Photos by Colleen Kopp) Park location and  contact information for Mashamoquet Brook State Park: 147 Wolf Den Drive Pomfret Center, CT 06259 (860) 928-6121

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