Let’s go for a walk …

Dundery Brook Trail, Little Compton RI

Boardwalk at Dundery Brook Trail, Little Compton, RI

Walk with a group of people interested in learning and sharing their botanical knowledge of native plants and their habitats.

• For the 2017 season we are offering three different botanizing walk series.

• Specfic details of each walk in all three series are posted on this page and our All Programs page about four to six weeks in advance.

• Walks are offered at no charge. A donation of $5.00 to $10.00 to support our programs would be appreciated.  Donate here.

There is no registration. Just come and enjoy as many of these experiences as you can!

 To receive updated information, including weather related cancellations about walks in a particular walk series, sign up for the mailing list associated with that series.


First Thursday Botanizing

• Ten walks, April through October

• On the first Thursday of each month a different expert guides participants in identifying plants.  Consideration is given to issues related to the plant communities at the site, especially those of particular interest to the guide and participants.

• Beginners to experts welcome.

• Walks are two hours, usually on easy to moderate terrain.

Plants & Their Places

• Five walks, May to August

• Doug McGrady, devotee of exploring the wilds of New England, seeking and documenting populations of rare plants, guides participants in identifying a wide the variety of plants at the site, with a particular focus on the rare and unusual.

• Some prior knowledge of plants is very helpful.

• Walks are four hours, usually on moderate terrain, although forays searching for specific plants can be on more difficult terrain.

Introduction to Plant Communities

• Two walks, June and August

• Brian Maynard, Professor of Horticulture at University of Rhode Island helps participants explore the specific plant communities of the site, with a particular focus on common and easily recognized plants.

• No prior knowledge of plants is needed or assumed, though experts are always welcome.

• Walks are two hours usually on easy to moderate terrain.

Botanizing Walks

May 04

First Thursday Botanizing Walk at Lime Rock Preserve, Lincoln

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lincoln, RI
May 20

Plants & Their Places: Boston Hollow

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ashford CT
May 27

Plants & Their Places: Black Spruce Bog

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Exeter RI
Jun 01

First Thursday Botanizing Walk at Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Providence RI

See our All Programs Page for a listing of all our programs including our botanizing walks.