Thursday November 7 marked the last walk in our 2019 series First Thursday Botanizing WalksThis series, which is free and open to the public explores a wide variety of natural landscape in Rhode Island. The November location featured Lawton Valley in Portsmouth, referred to as the Grand Canyon of Rhode Island by the walk’s guide Matthew ‘Twig’ Largess, an ISA certified arborist who is very much at home in the valley.

The unexpected turnout of over 60 eager walkers testifies to the joy of learning and sharing botanical knowledge of the native plants and their habitats. Particular thanks to RIWPS Volunteers Sandra Jacobi and Wendy Miller for their work organizing and shepherding this walk series.  They along with the Walks and Workshops Committee are starting to organize walks and programs for 2020. If you would be interested in being involved in any aspect of planning or shepherding educational programs contact Susan Marcus.