Cochran Wild Life Sanctuary

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In 1921, with the guidance of NY architect Charles Adams Platt and landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Thomas Cochran, a Phillips Academy graduate and benefactor, began a historic expansion and beautification program at the school. The idea for a wildlife (bird) sanctuary began when he and some colleagues decided that Rabbit Pond (on the campus) would be a great stopping place for migratory birds.

Today, the sanctuary, located at the end of Chapel Avenue, is open daily from 6am to 6pm.


  • "Part I: Andover's enchanted forest created by Thomas Cochran," Andover Townsman, December 20, 2012, page 5.
  • "Enchanted Forest, Part II: How a dream sanctuary took wing," Andover Townsman, December 27, 2012, page 7.
  • The Independent Schoolmaster, by Claude M. Fuess, page 155+. (Andover Room R B FUESS, CL)

--Eleanor 10:44, June 16, 2006 (EDT)

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