ggec-logo-60Sat. August 18, 9:00am-1:00pm. Join Naturalist Ted Watt for an exploration of a variety of ferns found in the local forests. . . More, click on title. 

Join Naturalist Ted Watt
Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst
explore a variety of ferns found in our local forests, fields and rock ledges on Mt. Toby.  

“We’ll see over twenty species and learn about their habitats and adaptations.  Many think that all ferns look alike ... and they do in some ways.  But once you start noticing the sometimes subtle differences you can become expert at distinguishing the various species.”  

August 18, 9:00am - 1:00pm


Ted will explain some simple ways of looking at ferns to be able to distinguish the various species.  A list of species we will encounter will be provided, with lots of time for practice at telling them apart.  No previous knowledge needed.  Bring your curiosity and your observation skills and plan to have fun exploring!

Co-Sponsored by Greening Greenfield and Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst, this free walk is mostly easy walking with uneven ground on occasion. However, the end of the walk (optional) is along a dry stream bed with downed logs and rocks and some mud!  It is geared to adults and children over 10 years.   Limited to 15 participants.  All should wear sturdy footwear and be prepared for biting insects and ticks. Heavy rain cancels.

To register: 

Call Edie Heinemann: 773-465-1646
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Directions will be sent upon registration 







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