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Leeson, Hope [1].

Kettle hole pond romp and swim, Perryville, Rhode Island.

The coastal plain of Southern Rhode Island is pock-marked with kettle ponds, the unmistakeable signatures of glaciers. Ramble over hills and valleys to visit Spectacle, Wash, and other kettle ponds, which harbor an extraordinary diversity of rare shoreline and aquatic plants. The uplands are cloaked in dense thickets of Kalmia angustifolia and Rhododendron maximum (which may be in bloom during your visit), which give the place a truly magical feel. Time permitting, indulge in a swim. Box lunches will be provided for participants. Terrain is varied, but only mildly strenuous. Bring sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, and sturdy walking shoes. Wear bathing suit and bring towel if you want to swim.

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1 - Rhode Island Natural History Survey, Room 200, Ranger Hall, Kingston, RI, 02881, USA

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Presentation Type: Activities:Field Trips
Session: FT06
Location: /
Date: Saturday, July 31st, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM
Number: FT06001
Abstract ID:1028

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