Native Plant Trust


Saturday, June 5, 2021

Gowing's Swamp

One of Thoreau’s beloved landscapes, referenced often in his writings, Gowing’s Swamp is a rare and beautiful bog in a kettle hole tucked away below a glacial ridge. We will walk the loop around the bog and explore the thriving community of northern bog plants such as pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea), bog rosemary (Andromeda polifolia), bog laurel (Kalmia polifolia), small cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccos), large cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon), and black spruce (Picea mariana). We will observe the many vernal pools and the bird and mammals in this unusual habitat.

Date/time detailsSaturday, June 5, 2021, 1-3 p.m.
LocationGowing's Swamp, Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury, MA
Program codeFDT1113
Fee$30 (Members)/$36 (Nonmembers)
InstructorNeela de Zoysa
CertificateField: Basic and Advanced, Botany



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