Green Sanctuary Committee Outing, Sunday Oct. 23

After coffee hour on Sunday, October 23, you are invited to walk through Newton’s Flowed Meadow Conservation Area, which offers a surprising diversity of habitats for an area just 20 or acres in size. It’s located in Auburndale off of West Pine St. We will see Charles River bird life from a shoreline rich with sweet pepper bush, an upland oak forest that hosts a shallow kettle hole, and marshy areas with cattail and winterberry. A local fern expert has found over 10 species of fern and club moss in this mix of wetland and forest, and we can teach you most of them.

The leaves are changing, the days are becoming apple crisp, bring some apples to snack on and binoculars if you have them, and stroll the trails with Green Sanctuary naturalists Eric Olson and George Martins. This event is coordinated with the sale of sandwiches by the FUUSN choir. Support the choir, and enjoy the intricate web of all existence at Flowed Meadow.

Meet at coffee hour to finalize details for the outing, including forming carpools if desired. DURATION: about 2 hours. Leader phone the day of the event: 617-872-9928.