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Summer Walk at Blue Pond

August 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drosera intermedi (spatulate leaved sundew  DMcGrady

Blue Pond, Spatulate-leaved sundew, photo DMcGrady

This program is full; registration is closed.   If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact office@riwps.org.

During the flood of 2010, the dam that held back Blue Pond gave way. To date, it hasn’t been repaired and the result is an expansive grassland or meadow. The upper reaches of the pond bottom are now dry and sandy filling in with little bluestem, cranberry, club-mosses and sundews. The lower areas have a damp layer of peat where sedges, rushes and goldenrods are thriving. The hike to the pond and back will pass through a mature forest of oak, hickory, beech and tulip trees. We’ll stop and look at some of the expansive ledges along the trail and the plant communities that inhabit them.

Vaccinium macrocarpon-(large-cranberry) DMcGrady

Blue Pond, Large Cranberry, photo DMcGrady

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

Preregistration required. More specific directions, including where to park, will be e mailed to registrants a few days before the event.



August 8, 2015
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Rockville Management Area
231 RI 138 (Spring Street)
Hopkington, RI 02832
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