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Plant ID in the Wetlands and Uplands of Ward Reservation

We'll identify plants and learn some natural history in a quaking bog and upland oak-hickory forest at the Charles W. Ward Reservation located in Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts. Please scroll down for additional information.

When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Ward Reservation
Prospect Road
Andover, Massachusetts  01810
United States
Presenter: Roland (Boot) Boutwell
Contact: Lindsay Martucci

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Plant ID in the Wetlands and Uplands of Ward Reservation


Pine Hole Bog and Holt Hill

Location:  The Charles W. Ward Reservation, Andover and North Andover, MA

Habitat Types:  Quaking bog, upland oak-hickory forest   Known for: Bog Plants including leatherleaf, horsetails, arrow arum, sundews

Hiking Difficulty:  Easy/Moderate

Leader:  Roland “Boot” Boutwell, Naturalist

Limit:  12


This beautiful Trustees of Reservations property includes Pine Hole Bog, a true northern bog and one of the few quaking bogs in the area.  We’ll look for wild calla, cranberries, swamp azalea and a number of other typical bog plants along the bog boardwalk.  We’ll also ascend Holt Hill (420’), the highest Hill in Essex County for a look at the Boston skyline.  The walk will focus on plant ID as well as interesting natural history.  Bring a bag lunch and a hand lens if you have one.

Pricing Information:

MACC members:  $55

Non-members:      $75

Students:             $35 

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