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Wildflower Walking Tour

May 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Purple TrilliumThis program is full.  Registration is closed.
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact office@riwps.org.

NEW DATE.*  Just two miles over the border, Connecticut’s Chase Reservoir has rich soils supporting a fantastic display of spring wildflowers. We should see Blue Cohosh, Purple Trillium (including a white form), Blood-root, Round-lobed Hepatica, Downy Yellow Violets, Spikenard, and Swamp Saxifrage. The site also has interesting ferns such as Rattlesnake Fern, Maidenhair Spleenwort, and Walking Fern.  (Rain Date:  Sunday May 17, 9 am to noon)

*(This program was rescheduled from May 2 to May 16 based on Nature’s timing. The emergence of wildflowers at Chase Reservoir has been delayed this year.)

-Walk will be 1-2 miles, mostly off trails with a couple of hills.
-Wear long pants and sleeves. There is potential for muddy shoes.

Leader: Doug McGrady
Participants – minimum 7, maximum 15
Fee – $10.00; $5.00 RIWPS members

Learn more about the Chase Reservoir.  Note the list of plants found by Doug McGrady on a similiar walk!

Preregistration required.  Registrants will receive more specific a few days before the event.


May 16, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Chase Reservoir
Pratt Road
Killingly, CT 06241