Polygala polygama (racemed milkwort), photo DMcGrady
As the first Thursday of July falls on the holiday, we have moved our July walk to the second Thursday of the month.
Our walk will follow a loop trail within the Burlingame State Management Area in Charlestown. Led by botanist Beth Dickson, we will explore a path that crosses small streams within an oak and red maple forest. If time allows, we will also observe wetland species along the roadside where Poquiant Brook crosses the road. Some species we expect to see include Lysimachia quadrifolia (whorled yellow loosestrife), and Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry).
We will meet at the Burlingame North Trailhead Parking Area on Buckeye Brook Rd. Directions below.
This walk is a part of our First Thursday Botanizing Series. See our Botanizing Walks home page for important details about these walks and other types of walks that we offer. Do note our new walk series for Members!
• From Providence
• Follow I-95 S to exit for Woodville Alton Rd. in Hopkinton.
• Turn left on Woodville Alton Rd., continue for 3.6 mi.
• Turn left onto Collins Rd. In 148 ft. turn left onto RI-91 E for 1.2 mi.
• Turn right on New Kings Factory Rd/BIA Route 411 for 2.2 mi.
• Turn right onto Shumankanuc Hill Rd. After 0.4 mi, turn left onto Buckeye Brook Rd. Destination will be 0.8 mi on the right side of the road.
From North Kingstown and further south,
• From Route 1 South, turn onto BIA Route 411/Kings Factory Rd.
• Continue on Kings Factory Rd/BIA Route 411 for 2.9 mile to junction with Shumankanuc Hill Rd. This junction is easy to miss as Shumankanuc Hill Road is straight ahead, up the hill and Kings Factory Rd./BIA Route 411 turns right and the signage is poor. After 0.4 mi on Shumankanuc Hill Road turn left on Buckeye Brook Rd.
• Destination will be 0.8 mi on the right side of the road.