Plants & Pollinators Walk

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Sunday, September 9, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lincoln Public Schools, Smith Building

 

Learn about the plants at the People for Pollinators meadow and the pollinators that are attracted to this habitat. Tom Gumbart and Robin Wilkerson will guide participants around the meadow and the immediate surrounding area to observe the various species of plants and wildlife. An informational tent will be set up with reference guides and resources.

Bring your binoculars to zoom in closer to insects, birds and other wildlife of interest. Bring your camera to record your observations and then upload the information to the meadow’s citizen scientist site at iNaturalist.org. Other citizen scientist sites will be discussed as well.

Free. All are welcome.

Dress for weather, including protection from sun, ticks and mosquitos, and wear sturdy shoes. In case of inclement weather, call LLCT’s general line at 781-259-9251 after 10 AM the morning of the walk for direction.

Parking: Park near the baseball field in the lot of the Smith Building, Lincoln Schools, Ballfield Road.

Meet: Take the trail at the People for Pollinators sign and meet at the pollinator meadow.

Tom Gumbart is the Conservation Director for the Town of Lincoln. Previously he served as Executive Director of the non-profit organization Land’s Sake in Weston, running an organic farm, conducting forestry and other land management operations, and developing educational programming. Tom is currently the President of the Massachusetts Society of Conservation Professionals. Lincoln’s Conservation Commission is a collaborating partner in the People for Pollinators project.

Robin Wilkerson is a Master Gardener with a specialty in native plants. She teaches for Mass. Audubon and The New England Wild Flower Society. She has been gardening in Lincoln for over 30 years.

This event is co-sponsored with Lincoln’s Conservation Commission.

 
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