Meadows and Fields of Southern New England: 2019 Tour

Date: 
Saturday, August 3, 2019 -
8:45am to 3:00pm
Join the caravan as we visit meadows and fields on Saturday, August 3, 2019. We're likely to find more than hundred varieties of native flowers in full bloom. Warm-season grasses will be at their best. Participants will see that flowering meadows can succeed in a wide variety of settings, both large and small. 
 
The tour begins at Connecticut College Arboretum in New London, CT. I'll provide an introduction and overview at each site. There will be about 20 minutes for questions, plant identification, and photography at each stop. Extensive plant lists and field notes will be provided, so you may want to bring a clipboard to make it easy to "scribble in the margins." 
 
This is the third year for this tour. Register early, as both 2017 and 2018 tours had wait-lists. 
 
A list of locations and directions will be sent to participants about two weeks prior to the event. Most of the walking is on relatively level terrain, but surfaces may be uneven. Please wear good walking shoes and good insect protection.  
 
Provide your own transportation or carpool. Bring a bag lunch and plenty of liquids. Be prepared to walk in dense vegetation. We'll stop for a picnic in a beautiful place.
 
Due to the busy agenda, this event is not appropriate for children under 12. (Also not appropriate for four-footed furry friends.)
 
Register for the program, sponsored by Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wildflower Society) and Connecticut College Arboretum. 
 

 

Town: 
Connecticut College Arboretum, New London, CT (start)