Join Tim Mooney, preserves manager for The Nature Conservancy, at the Francis Carter Preserve in Charlestown. This preserve offers a variety of natural communities, but the focus of this walk will be a 35-acre open meadow, which has a mix of native and non-native plants. We will also leave time to explore a small coastal plain pond, where fluctuating water levels contribute to plant diversity.
Find more about this preserve at The Nature Conservancy website.
An approximate address for GPS purposes is 400 Old Mill Road in Charlestown.
From I-95, take Exit 3A for Route 138 East
- Continue on Route 138 to the intersection with Route 112
- Bear right onto Route 112 and continue south through Richmond
- Continue through the intersection with Route 91 and over the railroad bridge
- Drive past the preserve sign on Route 112 and take the next right onto Old Mill Road
- Continue on Old Mill Road until the road curves sharply to the left
- Do not turn the corner, but bear right onto the dirt driveway at the sign
- Follow the dirt driveway straight to a parking area
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.