Ferns in Webster C.A.


Newton Conservators


Saturday June 6, 2020 . . (raindate 6/7)
Time: 12:00 - 2:30


Newton MA


long pants, bug spray,

hand lens if you have one


The Hammond Pond - Webster Woods complex is the largest conservation area in Newton, and one of the most biodiverse. We will visit the western portion, a little southeast of Newton Center, and see a dozen fern species and perhaps a club-moss, or a lady slipper in bloom. It's not very hilly, but we may go off-trail a bit. Wear long pants and repellent. Bring any fern you would like me to identify.

Meet at the end of Warren St. From Beacon, take Glen Ave. south, then first left onto Warren.

The Newton Land Management Committee has systematically surveyed the city's open spaces to document the existing biodiverstiy. In terms of ferns and realated plants (pteridophytes) we have found 28 species and hybrids. Some occur infrequently and are difficult to get to, and some are very subtle to distinguish. We will provide an introduction to some that are quite common and easily recognized with a little practice.





No registration required

Questions? donlubin@comcast.net . 617-254-8464