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Plants & Their Places: Boston Hollow

  • Boston Hollow 314 Boston Hollow Road Ashford, CT, 06278 United States (map)

About: This walk is the first the 2017 series, Plants & Their Places, hosted by the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society. Boston Hollow is part of the Yale-Myers Forest in Ashford, Conn. It’s a ravine that extends 1.3 miles. Most of the Hollow is conifer-hardwood forest. The dominant trees include hemlock, sugar maple and red oak. Smaller woody species include mountain and striped maple, hobblebush, American honeysuckle, red elderberry, and American yew. The display of spring wildflowers is impressive including foam-flower, lance-leaved twistedstalk, red and painted trillium, bunchberry, Hepatica, Clintonia, and blue cohosh. This walk is being held in conjunction with the Connecticut Botanical Society. Attendees should bring water and food and dress appropriately for the weather and for protection against ticks and thorns.
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