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EVENT AT CAPACITY! A Walk in the Woods: Botanizing in the Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve

August 23, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: Carolina (Charlestown)

This FREE event has limited capacity. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY EMAILING

Join ecologist and Charlestown Land Trust board member Keith Killingbeck for a walk in the woods! Bill Bryson, author of the 1998 classic A Walk In The Woods, won’t be with us in the Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve, but we’ll make up for his absence by botanizing throughout this 27.8-acre oasis along the Pawcatuck River.

While infinitely shorter than the subject of Bryson’s book, the 2,184-mile Appalachian Trail, the trail through the Sprague Forest intersects a diverse suite of plant communities as varied as upland forest, old fields, and floodplain forest. This diversity supports the wide variety of plant species we will see, identify, and talk about. On our special to-do list for this trip is to find the Indian pipe plants that should be there, but that are not on the Sprague list yet. While Bryson never did succeed in hiking the entire AT, we will have no trouble navigating this 1.2-mile walk in the woods.

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring bug spray and water. This event is FREE and suitable for all ages! Attendees are asked to leave their dogs at home for this walk.

Rain Date: None. Updates will be emailed to those who have registered for the event by emailing

Questions? Email

Meeting Place/Directions: From Carolina Back Road, turn onto Railroad Ave in Carolina, RI. The parking lot will be on the left.

Learn more about the Charlestown Land Trust HERE.


August 23, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve
Railroad Ave
Charlestown, RI 02813
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