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Lincoln, RI

May 2019

First Thursday Botanizing Walk: Aust Family Preserve at Lime Rock

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

red columbine, Aquilegia canadensis: photo SJacobi Join Cheryl Wiitala, preserves manager for The Nature Conservancy, at the Aust Family Preserve at Lime Rock in Lincoln. The Preserve is laced with trails through a variety of distinctive New England habitats including woodlands, forested swamps, streams, a small reservoir and calcareous ledges. These ledges of dolomitic marble produce a special calcareous soil that once nurtured as many as 30 rare plant species. Though some of these species have disappeared over time, the…

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