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Guided Wildflower Walk
August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Not all wildflowers bloom in spring. As summer stretches toward autumn, beautiful late summer wildflowers begin to bloom. On Saturday, August 18 join Karen Cowperthwaite, local landscape architect and horticulturist, for an easy walk at our Cobble Brook Vista Preserve to enjoy some of late summer’s wildflowers. This stroll through the meadows will cover identification, culinary uses, herbal properties, and lore, and relationships with pollinators and birds. Late summer and fall wildflowers are beautiful and important to many pollinators, birds, and animals, providing nectar, pollen, and shelter as the growing season winds down.
Weantinoge protects over 300 acres in the Cobble Brook Valley. The soils here are almost pure sand and the vegetation is like a Vermont hill pasture, with junipers, British soldier, lichen, and poverty grass. The brook attracts wildlife and the meadow area has many native plants, making it an ideal habitat for birds like the prairie warbler.
This event is free and open to all, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we know who to expect. We recommend wearing long pants, a hat, bug spray and bringing water. Light refreshments will be available after the walk.