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First Thursday Botanizing Walk at Avondale, Westerly

August 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

- Free
Eutrochium fistulosum (hollow Joe-Pye weed) with monarch, photo DMcGrady

Eutrochium fistulosum (hollow Joe-Pye weed) with monarch, photo DMcGrady

Join David and Nancy Clayton, birding and botanizing enthusiasts, at the Westerly Land Trust’s Avondale Preserve, a fine location to observe and identify summer meadow wildflowers. These plants are adapted to dry conditions and require full sun for optimal growth and bloom. Grasslands are uncommon in Rhode Island as the land is generally no longer used for agriculture and has been either developed or allowed to revert to woodland. This habitat also supports distinctive bird species including the bobolink.  Expect to see asters and goldenrods, New York ironweed, Joe Pye weed, coneflowers and sunflowers.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide is recommended for identification.



Driving Directions to Avondale Preserve via Quail Run

We will meet at the kiosk accessible from Quail Run.
Park on the grass alongside the paved roadway or on the grass area adjacent to the kiosk.

This walk is a part of our First Thursday Botanizing Walk Series.  See First Thursday Botanizing Walk home page for important details about these walks.



August 4, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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