Explore wildflower natural history and identification.
Please call to register: (207) 646-1555.
- Members: $5
- Non-Members: $7
Come and explore the Wells Reserve with “Boot” Boutwell for mid- summer blooming wildflowers. The reserve has 7 miles of trails through a rich variety of habitats, but we won’t have to walk very far to see a host of flowers in bloom. Among the highlights of the walk will be our strolls through the meadows and wet meadows. We will enjoy their beauty, learn some basic identification characteristics and also learn some wildflower natural history and lore, including a plant that can be used to make an herbal tea and a flower which produced a fruit carried on long sea voyages by New England sea captains to prevent scurvy.
*Please note: Program fee does not include site admission fee.
Roland “Boot” Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches the core course in “Native New England Shrubs” and leads field trips for the New England Wild Flower Society. He is also a part time teacher/naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He also teaches nature programs and leads nature walks for a number of other organizations including: the Appalachian Mountain Club; the Winchester, MA public schools; The Friends of the Middlesex Fells (Greater Boston) and numerous other organizations. His hobbies include photography, acting in community theater, and the guitar.