Fish & Wildlife

Dorothy Pond and the surrounding watershed is home to a myriad of fish and wildlife species.  In addition to species that inhabit the pond itself  a number of  species occupy the hundreds of acres of publically owned wooded conservation and wildlife management  lands that abut Dorothy Pond.


According to a June 12, 2006 Biological Survey conducted by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife the following fish species were found in Dorothy Pond:

  • Bluegill
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Mirror Carp
  • Pumpkinseed (kivver)
  • White Perch
  • White Sucker
  • Yellow Bullhead (horned pout)
  • Yellow Perch

In addition, local anglers have reported catching the following fish species:

  • Northern Pike
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Trout *

*Please note Trout are not currently stocked in Dorothy Pond.


The Dorothy Pond area is home to  a number of waterfowl, turtles and other species.  Some of the more notable species identified in recent years include American Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Mute Swans, Turkeys, Hawks, Osprey, River Otters, Whitetail Deer and Eastern Coyotes.

For further information on Fish and Wildlife laws, rules, and regulations please visit the Massachusetts  Division of Fisheries & Wildlife web site at