Ellen and Jim Meadors will lead a 1-2 mile walk where participants will see and learn to identify around 12 species of ferns that grow in Lincoln. Most are common, but a few uncommon ones will be seen as well. Fern identification is fun to do in New England! There are a manageable number of common ferns to learn, which participants will be able to do by the end of this walk.
Free. All are welcome.
In case of inclement weather, call the LLCT’s general line at 781-259-9251 after 9AM the morning of the walk for direction.
Parking: Park and meet in the turnout on Rte. 117 on the Weston town line. (View map.)
Ellen and Jim are both fern enthusiasts and count fern species on almost every walk or hike they take. Ellen was taught to identify ferns by her father when she was a child. She taught Jim and they have both improved their skills over the years by taking classes at the New England Wild Flower Society and studying field guides. They have seven species of ferns growing in their yard.