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Lubin, Don [1], Abair, Ray [2].

Blue Hill and Horn Pond Mountain.

Both sites we will visit are located in the deciduous forests of eastern Massachusetts. The Blue Hills are home to around 48 ferns and fern allies. The first site there will showcase Thelypteris simulata (in the area where it was discovered), Woodwardia areolata, perhaps Woodwardia virginica, several Dryopteris hybrids, and quite a few common eastern species. The second site offers Botrychium dissectum and hopefully B. oneidense and B. virginianum, Phegopteris connectilis and P. hexagonoptera, and Deparia acrostichoides. Horn Pond Mountain harbors around 26 pteridophyte taxa and has less acidic soils. We should see Woodsia obtusa and W. ilvensis, Asplenium platyneuron and A. trichomanes, probably Cystopteris tenuis, and possibly Selaginella rupestris.
The Blue Hill section will not involve significant climbing. Horn Pond Mountain is just a hill, but we will have to walk up most of it. Boots would be helpful but not necessary. There will be insects and some poison ivy. Bring a hand lens. Box lunches will be provided.

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1 - 8 Ashford Street, Allston, MA, 02134-1852, USA
2 - 3 Everett St., Middleboro, MA, 02346, USA

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Presentation Type: Activities:Field Trips
Session: FT02
Location: /
Date: Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM
Number: FT02001
Abstract ID:1024

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