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Wildflower Walking Tour: No Latin Needed

May 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Trailing Arbutus

Trailing arbutus, photo KBarton

Come celebrate the joy of wild flowers and their common names with Kathy Barton at the Audubon Society’s George B. Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge. These names reflect our interaction with plants at a specific time and place, shedding light on the culture and attitudes of the past—but being an oral tradition they are also ephemeral. Explore what past generations called our spring wildflowers and, while we won’t see “Welcome-home-husband-though-ever-so-drunk,” we will hopefully see Devil’s-ear, Oldman’s-flannel, and maybe even a Camel’s Foot.

Kathy Barton is a veteran RIWPS member, naturalist and cofounder of Among Rhode Island Wildflowers whose What plant is that?  appears each month in our e-news.  Their website offers a wide range of valuable resources.

Participants – minimum 6, maximum 12.
Fee: We do not charge a fee for this walk.  A donation of $5.00 to $10.00 to support our programs would be appreciated.  Donate here.

Advance Registration is Required

Sorry, this walk is full. Please contact communications@riwp.org if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.




May 20, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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George B. Parker Woodland Wildlife Refuge
1620 Maple Valley Road
Coventry, RI 02827
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