Walk at Beaver Brook North, May 24, 2021


On May 24, a dozen folks meet at Elsie Turner playground for a trek over Mackerel Hill into Beaver Brook North Reservation. The walk had been advertised as a "Fungi Foray," but the lack of rain greatly lessened the chance of seeing mushrooms, so our expert mycologist didn't join us. Instead, WLT ED Sonja Wadman led the group through a forest of thick poison ivy-vined trees over to the Met Fern cemetery, where we discussed the Gann Academy's effort to document and recognize the hundreds of people buried there in unmarked graves. Learn more at www.metferncemetery.org/. We did see many pretty plants and insects along the way, including several lady slippers!

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