Woodland Wildflowers & Ferns Walk
June 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Celebrate the lengthening days of spring and approaching arrival of summer with a walk in the woods to catch a glimpse of the colorful blooms of native woodland wildflowers, and enjoy the lush green of ferns. While many spring ephemeral plants fade quickly — forced to bloom before the trees leaf out and the resulting shade slows their growth — other wildflowers bloom later or longer.
On Saturday, June 1, from 9 am – 11 am, join Roberta Lombardi, botanist and Herbarium Collections Manager at the University of Massachusetts, for a fascinating exploration of woodland wildflowers and ferns along the base of Mount Toby in Leverett. During this program, you’ll become better acquainted with native plants found in this rich-mesic woodland. This will be a slow-moving woods walk on uneven and somewhat steep terrain.
Roberta Lombardi has worked with the native flora of Massachusetts and New England for over 30 years, primarily with native habitats and rare species.
Space is limited to 20 participants. The program is free but registration is required.