Walk Series: Identifying Plants Throughout the Year

time This event happened in the past.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
10:00am - 12:00pm
Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area
Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area
588 Blacksmith Shop Road
Falmouth, 02540
Latitude: 41.605801
Longitude: -70.596257

The 67-acre Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area features a variety of habitats―woodland, grassland, fresh water ponds and new vernal pools. In spring 2016, The 300 Committee and the Falmouth Conservation Department worked together to begin restoration of nearly 20 acres of an old sand and gravel mine here. The wide open central area leads to a lovely woods filled with tall pines and winding trails at the back of the property.

Let’s have fun discovering this fascinating conservation land together! Join Alex Lancaster and Marcy Klattenberg in identifying vegetation in this area and returning again and again to watch the growth and change that take place. Explore such topics as:

  • Is it a pine, a fir, a spruce or…? How many evergreens are there?
  • Brush a certain green plant to smell oranges.
  • Should we make tea from mugwort, or put the leaves in our shoes?
  • Identify a smartweed. (Is there a not-so-smart weed?)

Meet at the Breivogel parking area on the east side of Blacksmith Shop Road, just 1 mile north of Falmouth High School. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a full water bottle. Rain will cancel.

This event is part of a five-walk series on Wednesdays, beginning September 28 and continuing on December 21 and on three more Wednesdays in 2017.

Fees: Free

For more information:
Phone: (508) 540-4619
Category: Partner Events
Hosted By: The 300 Committee
Free Event
trail through pine trees in Acushnet

Upcoming Events

Glacial Moraine Hike
Sat, November 12
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Goodwill Park,
Hike Beebe Woods
Thu, December 08
9:45AM - 12:00PM
Beebe Woods,
Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 01
Sakonnet Point to Woods Hole,