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September 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join our Guest Host, Jim Spinale, as we explore the history of cranberry farming in Duxbury. Jim is a former science teacher, historian, and nature enthusiast who will guide us through one of his favorite properties – Round Pond in Duxbury. This 232-acre property, which includes the David Cutler Forest, features a kettle hole pond surrounded by pine and oak forest. There are 3 miles of intersecting trails, including a section of the Bay Circuit Trail. Pine and oak woods surround the pond, and contain a number of intersecting, well-marked trails, some of which traverse wetlands via boardwalk. There are other surface waters nearby too – active cranberry bogs and reservoirs, other ponds, and even a small lake. This property is diverse. The upland forest is composed primarily of white pine and red oak, with an ample understory of blueberry, fern, and teaberry. In mid-spring, look for lady slippers. The wetland portions of the property are primarily red maple swamp, with alder, sagebrush, and native azalea. The cranberry bogs provide even more variety, attracting wildlife and helping to maintain the town’s water supply.
This event is FREE, however, registration is required.
The Walking Club is looking for guest hosts. If you would like to lead a walk on a local trail that you love, please contact Theresa Delahunt at firstname.lastname@example.org.