Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
9:45am to 4:00pm
Join the caravan as we visit meadows and fields on Saturday, August 19, when we're likely to find a lot of our native flowers in full bloom. Warm-season grasses will be at their best. Sites include Connecticut College Arboretum, Harkness State Park, and several private landscapes in southeastern Connecticut.
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.
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. We'll stop for a picnic in a beautiful place.
Field notes will be provided, so you may want to bring a clipboard to make it easy to "scribble in the margins."
Due to the busy agenda, this event is not appropriate for children under 12. (Also not appropriate for four-footed furry friends.)
Co-sponsors: New England Wildflower Society (register online), Framingham, MA, and Connecticut College Arboretum (register by email), New London, CT.
Fee: $35 (Member of either organization) / $42 (Nonmember)
Extensive handout and plant lists are included on the day of the tour.
Connecticut College Arboretum (gathering spot)