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First Thursday Botanizing Walk at Lime Rock Preserve, Lincoln

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lime Rock Preserve, photo TNC_RI

Lime Rock Preserve, photo TNC_RI

Join Cheryl Wiitala, preserves manager for The Nature Conservancy, at the Lime Rock Preserve in Lincoln.  The Lime Rock Preserve is laced with trails illustrating a wide variety of distinctive New England habitats including woodlands, forested swamps, streams, open water and calcareous ledges. These ledges of dolomitic marble produce a special calcareous soil that once nurtured as many as 30 rare plant species.

Although a few of these species have disappeared over time, a botanizing walk along the trails will not disappoint.  We will hike amongst forested upland, rock outcroppings, ledges, streams and pond. Our sightings should yield a diversity of ferns, hepatica, common shinleaf, columbine, marsh-marigolds and more!


• From Providence, take Route 146 to the Lincoln Woods exit (Twin River Road)
• Turn right at the end of the ramp
• At the first light, turn right onto Route 246 (Louisquisset Pike)
• Take 246 north to Wilbur Road (about 2.4 miles)
• Turn left onto Wilbur Road
• Roughly .5 miles on the right will be the entrance to the Lime Rock Preserve – a small pull-off from the road.

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.


May 5
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lime Rock Preserve
Lincoln, RI, + Google Map