Join Scott Ruhren, Audubon’s director of conservation, for a trail hike on their largest refuge, the 1,100-acre Marion Eppley Wildlife Refuge in South Kingstown and Exeter.
Eppley is a mosaic of wet and dry habitats from white cedar swamps, shrub fens, dry pine-oak woodlands and dense thickets of mountain laurel and rhododendron. The refuge is also valued for its protection of several miles of the Queen River, a hotspot of rare aquatic diversity.
We will botanize as we go along as well as discuss plant-animal interactions and the importance of land use, soils and water on the current plant communities.
Please meet at the gate at the entrance at 505 Dugway Bridge Road. Carpooling is appreciated.
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.