On Sunday, July 8, Historic Newton is sponsoring a walk around Hammond Pond with Boston University Professor of Plant Ecology Richard Primack
Hammond Pond and Woods: History, Ecology and Current Threats
Have you always wondered about how the forest and pond tucked in behind the Chestnut Hill Mall came to be what it is today? Boston University Professor of Plant Ecology Richard Primack has been navigating the Hammond Woods since he was a child, and has dedicated part of his career to studying the history and ecology of this unique piece of woodland. Follow him as he leads you to out-of-the-way spots (the hemlock grove, the old cranberry bog, and Houghton’s Garden) and tells many stories of this area, linking botanical observations to current concerns with climate change and conservation. Meet in the parking area by Hammond Pond, off Hammond Pond Parkway near its intersection with Route 9. Free.