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Sunset on the Meadow
June 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Taking a walk around the big, open field at the Carter Preserve is one of my favorite short hikes in Rhode Island. It will be a relaxed (and hopefully relaxing) walk of about 2 miles. A dirt road leads down a hill to the field, and a mowed path wraps all the way around it, over level ground. Nice and easy.
Bluebirds are nesting in the boxes, so we’ll check on the chicks and see how they’re coming along. Yesterday, they were just starting to get their adult feathers, but they grow fast! Summer butterflies have started to emerge and red, green, and spotted dragonflies are already patrolling the sky. It’s a great time of year to be outside.
The Nature Conservancy is about 10 years into a project to restore this native grassland, and the setting sun is sure to highlight the reds and golds out in the field. If you are new to hiking or new to the Conservancy, this is a great place to start and see what we’ve been up to.
We should finish up around 8:30, give or take, depending on what we see.
Directions: From I-95, take Exit 3A, Route 138 East. Drive 2.3 miles and bear right onto Route 112. Once on 112, continue south for 4.6 miles, passing through the village of Carolina,and passing the Charlestown Elementary School. You will see a Carter Preserve entrance on the right — Keep Going! Drive past the preserve sign on Route 112 and take the next right onto Old Mill Road. Follow Old Mill Road for about a half-mile, and bear right into the parking area (under the power lines).
Please register with Tim Mooney, Preserves Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-529-1072. Please provide contact information in the case of cancellation due to inclement weather.
This is a free event
- June 19, 2014
- Event Category:
- The Nature Conservancy
- The Nature Conservancy in Rhode Island
- Francis Carter Preserve
Old Mill Road
Charlestown, RI 02813 United States + Google Map