Address:  corner of Tower Road and Obtuse Road South
Acres Owned by NFA: 15.6 acres
Acres Owned by BOSL:  18 acres (3.7 in Newtown)
Combined Preserve Acres: 33.6 acres

Recent News

Parking and access:  Limited
Trails: Yes, but not readily accessible from the NFA road frontage

This NFA parcel, donated in 1976 by Lewis Bloom is a rectangular shaped parcel that, after a steep ascent from either Tower
Road or Obtuse Road South, gradually continues uphill and through recently reclaimed meadow to the left and mature forest on
the right to 3-4 acre grassy meadow whose northerly border is the Brookfield town line.  The northerly most portion of the eastern
border abuts to the 18 acre preserve owned by the Brookfield Open Space Legacy Land Trust (BOSL).  Approximately 4 of these
BOSL acres are in Newtown.  The BOSL parcel in Newtown is densely wooded and slopes down from the Brookfield town line to
Obtuse Road South.  The Brookfield parcel is primarily meadow and filled with bayberry bushes and, what once appeared to be a
stand of trees that was probably Christmas Trees.

Bloom Preserve
Newtown Forest Association
Connecticut's Oldest Private Land Trust
NFA Vice President, Ed Kelleher (Left) reviews the property map
with John Miller (Right) President of the Brookfield Open Space
Legacy Land Trust.
What makes such a large parcel of open space (on a combined basis)
so important is that is contains a complete ecosystem from wetlands
and vernal pools to shrub and grass meadows and dense forest.  The
diversity that is present here is very conducive to all types of plant
and animal species.  If each the NFA and BOSL properties were not
connected, and were separate smaller parcels surrounded by
development, the extent to which ecological diversity was noted would
not be as pronounced.  While on a recent visit we observed a flock of
(30-40) turkeys that were observed feeding.