Exploring the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve Walk

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Saturday, March 14, 2020
9:00am
Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve
Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve
7 Bell Rock Rd.
Freetown, MA 02702

March brings spring! Join Green Futures for a walk through the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve for an early spring walk down the middle section of Rattlesnake Brook to view the beginnings of a new season and sniff a strange plant: the skunk cabbage!

Each spring the skunk cabbage is one of the first plants to flower. They are “thermogenic.” Thermogenic plants have the ability to produce heat which allows them to shorten their period of dormancy thereby giving them a competitive advantage by allowing them to start growing while competing wetland species are still dormant in winter mode. The warmth also disperses the flower odor and encourages pollinating insects to hang around.

Meet at the intersection of Bell Rock Road and Haskal Path. Park alongside the road. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear for springtime trails which may have wet/muddy sections. Water and snack always a good idea. Rain cancels walk. Length of walk approximately 4 1/2 miles.

Cost: Free

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Category: Green Futures
Hosted By: Green Futures
Free EventKid-Friendly Event
woman walking on a trail at the Watuppa Reservation in Fall River

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