Our fourth walk in our members walk series, Botanizers Afield takes us to the East Matunuck area of South Kingstown. Succotash Marsh covers approximately 180 acres and is connected to the ocean via Point Judith breachway. Our 4:30 pm start time is to take advantage of the low tide! We’ll explore mostly the high marsh with its salt meadow grass, black rush and salt grass, as well saltmarsh aster, seaside goldenrod and groundsel tree.
Bring your hand lens and field guide, maybe a notebook for jotting down questions or a sketch or two. Bring a camera or mobile device to snap a few pictures and send them on, if you like, for RIWPS Instagram. E mail your best images to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the date, place and other relevant information.
Directions to parking area where we will meet up. The parking is in a couple of small lots on the east side of the marsh on Succatash Road in South Kingstown, RI. Follow Succotash Road past Matunuck State Beach, at the little rotary continue on Succotash Road as it heads north. The pavement ends but the road continues, narrower and gravelled. Continue past the buildings and parking for DEM and look for two small parking areas on the right. Google directions for these parking areas are listed on Google as 1378 Succotash Road. Google directions or use 41.3814757,-71.5197144,307. Click on image of parking areas.
(NOTE: If your route to this walk takes you over the Newport Bridge, please know that it is reduced to one lane each direction from August 12 until some time in December. Speed limit will be reduced. There may or may not be delays. Details at http://www.ritba.org)
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