Join ecologist Pat Swain for a natural history walk at the Bemis Road Conservation area.
Park and meet along Bemis Rd. (see map below) The old gravel pit on the Bemis property has some patches of bog plants and pond shores. Dry areas support drier habitats with some different plants from what we’ve seen on other properties this year. This is one of the few areas in Pepperell with pitch pine trees and unique sandy soils. Wander through the gravel pit and see the return of native plants, shrubs and trees along the edges. An early successional forest of young aspen and birch along with sweet fern, bracken and Pennsylvania sedge are returning to the area. The edges of the low wet areas support sundews, cranberries, and other plants typical of boggy conditions
This walk is sponsored by Nashoba Conservation Trust and the Pepperell Conservation Commission