Are there plants in bloom this early in the Spring? We will find out as we stroll along a trail at Great Swamp Wildlife Management Area in South Kingstown. As we will amble along a wetland we hope to see plants of swamps, bogs and open water, such as Chamaedaphne calyculata (Leatherleaf), Vaccinium macrocarpon (Cranberry), Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush Blueberry), Decodon verticillatus (Water Willow) and Drosera rotundifolia (Round-leaved Sundew.) The plants we will observe and whether or not they will be in flower depends upon nature’s calendar. Be assured there will be plenty to fill our senses.
Dress for the weather. Waterproof foot gear is recommended. Long pants with hems tucked into socks and insect spray will deter ticks. Bring Newcomb, or your favorite plant identification resource, hand lens, field notebook and writing tool.
This walk is offered at no cost. Donations appreciated.
RAIN DATE: March 27 from 10 am to noon.
Walk Leader: Anne Wagner
Limit of 12 participants.
Directions and meet up location will be sent to those who registered a few days before the walk.
Please if you register and then find you cannot attend, contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We always have a people on a waiting list.