Join Scott Ruhren, Senior Director of Conservation for the Rhode Island Audubon Society to explore this Audubon refuge in the beautiful rolling landscape of western Coventry. The late artist Maxwell Mays donated this property that he had cherished for over 60 years.
We’ll be on the lookout for both native and introduced species. Maybe we’ll see the Pink lady slipper orchids or moccasin flower (Cypripedium acaule) that are surprisingly common in the sun-dappled pine duff of the woodlands at Mays.
Perhaps you would enjoy Scott Ruhren’s self guided walking tour: On the Trail -Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge
Directions: The Mays Refuge is marked by a large refuge sign along Victory Highway, Route 102, just north of Route 95 in Coventry. The group will gather in the parking lot at the Refuge.
This walk is a part of our First Thursday Botanizing Walk Series. On the First Thursday Botanizing Walk home page please find more information about these walks.