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Wetlands Trail Walk with the Roxbury Land Trust
June 10, 2018 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wetlands are essential water sinks, purifiers, and flood protection devices. While we all know they should be protected, we don’t always know what they look like or how they function. Join the Minor Memorial Library, the Roxbury Land Trust, and the Roxbury Conservation Commission in a trail walk at the River Road Preserve, seeking out wetlands and noting the different soil types that lie adjacent to the Shepaug River. The walk will be led by Bill Moorhead on Sunday, June 10, at 2:00 PM. Attendees should gather at the River Road parking area of the Roxbury Land Trust. The program, funded through a grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation, is open to all ages.
A member of Connecticut Association of Wetland Scientists, Bill Moorhead is an independent consulting field botanist based in western Connecticut. He has specialized for over 28 years in the search for populations of rare plants and their habitats, the study of plant communities and the factors determining their species composition and distribution, and classification and mapping of critical habitats and significant natural communities. He has worked in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Virginia. Highlights of his work include the rediscovery of 27 plant species presumed extirpated in CT, and the discovery of over 700 new populations of rare plants. He also teaches plant identification workshops in difficult plant groups, such as sedges, grasses, willows, asters and goldenrods, and invasives.