Longtime RIWPS member and naturalist Garry Plunkett, who has stewarded Tiverton’s preserved forests for 25 years, will lead a walk through the varied habitats of the Haile Farm Preserve, some 60 acres of salt marsh, meadow and forest along the Palmer River, in north Warren, now owned by the Warren Conservation Land Trust.
Garry will show us how to identify some of the stars of the tidal marshland, the red maple swamp and oak/beech forest. Learn to know the tupelo, bayberry, pitch pine and bear oak thriving along the marsh; the subtle differences between red, white and black oak; the various ferns carpeting the forest floor where tall beech, oak and maple tower over sweet pepperbush and Indian cucumber root. The vistas from the marsh are spectacular, the bird life varied – and grasses and leaves will be turning color.
The free walk is open to members of RIWPS* and the Warren Conservation Land Trust only.
The number of participants is limited to 20, so please sign up soon, by contacting Anne Raver, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions will to sent to participants close to the date of this walk.