Chestnut Hill Association

Newton Conservators Event: Fern Walk at Webster Woods

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On Saturday, June 20, the Newton conservators will host a nature walk in the Chestnut Hill.

FERN WALK AT WEBSTER WOODS (RAIN DATE: JUNE 21)

The Webster and Cohen Conservation areas and the DCR Reservation form a large wooded expanse that stretches from the shopping malls of Route 9 almost to Newton Centre.The woods extend on both sides of Hammond Pond Parkway and both sides of the MBTA Riverside tracks and are home to 20 species of ferns and related plants.We will visit the southeast corner near Hammond Pond and see about a dozen kinds of ferns.Wear long plants to protect against poison ivy and bugs. If you have a hand lens, bring it. Bring any native fern you would like identified. Park and meet near the woods behind the shopping center, between the pond and Hammond Pond Parkway.

Trip Leader: Don Lubin, (617-254-8464), http://nefern.info

For more information about Newton Conservators spring events, visit their website and view their spring events flyer.

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