Simmons Mill Pond offers a variety of habitats within a short distance. Guided by Dennis Webster, RIWPS member and board member of the Taylor Point Restoration Association, we will walk through coastal oak-holly forest that once was farmland and woodlots, and then cross the dam to explore the pond shore and brookside meadows.
The area is home to nodding ladies tresses (Spiranthes cernua), many species of ferns, including grape and chain-ferns, and an array of goldenrod and asters, many of which should be in full bloom.
212 Coldbrook Road, Little Compton, RI 02837
(NOTE: If your route to Little Compton takes you over the Newport Bridge, know that the Newport Bridge is reduced to one lane each direction from August 12 until some time in December. Speed limit will be reduced. There may or may not be delays. Details at http://www.ritba.org)
You might enjoy reading a description of this management area in On the Trail which appeared in our Wildflora RI Winter 2016
This walk is a part of our First Thursday Botanizing Walk Series. See our Botanizing Walks home page for important details about these walks.