Wiitala, Cheryl , Plunkett, Garry , Woods, Barton .
Goosewing Beach Preserve, Little Compton, and Sin and Flesh Brook, Tiverton, Rhode Island.
Get a taste of the coast and glacially-shaped uplands during this varied trip. In the cool of the morning, we will start at Goosewing Beach, a preserve of The Nature Conservancy, showcasing beach, small dunes and salt pondshores. In the afternoon, we'll travel to Fort Barton woods for a streamside walk where wetlands, vernal pools, and glacial upland soils provide an opportunity to see an interesting array of wild flowers and ferns. The loveliness of this meandering brook belies its curious name, given to it following a bloody encounter between a Quaker minister and a band of Pocasset Indians during the King Philip's War. The stream flows through the eighty-acre maritime hardwood forest of Fort Barton Woods, a site that contains a wealth of history and plant diversity. Box lunches will be provided for participants. The beach walk is easy, but the terrain at Barton Woods is rugged, so moderate stamina is needed. Bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, beach shoes you don't mind getting wet, and sturdy hiking shoes for the forest ramble.
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1 - The Nature Conservancy, 159 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, 02906, USA
Presentation Type: Activities:Field Trips
Date: Sunday, August 1st, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM