Saturday, June 15
Explore one of the area's most unique habitats, the Hawley Bog, with naturalist Ted Watt. Learn about the fascinating ecology of this place and search for insect-eating plants, and other plants and animals that make their home in the bog. The bog is a relic of more northerly habitats that is preserved in a cold pocket of the high Berkshires. The keystone plant for the bog is Sphagnum - a moss that forms the floating mat on which the other unique plants grow. The site is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy together with the Five Colleges.
Spaghnum moss Hawley Bog "floating mat" Pitcher Plant
This free walk is geared to adults and children over 8 yrs, limited to 12 people and is sponsored by Greening Greenfield.
Bring binoculars and wear sturdy shoes, and get ready for a leisurely stroll on level ground and boardwalks. Prepare for biting insects and ticks. Heavy rain cancels.
We will carpool from Greenfield at 8:15 am and be on site for about 2 1/2 hours.
Registration opens Monday, June 10th.