Crossing Dunham’s Brook, Dunham's Brook Conservation Area
Saturday, April 22 | 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Space is limited. Advance Registration is required.
Re/Framing the View: Nineteenth Century American Landscapes
Dunham’s Brook Conservation Area Walk
Westport Land Conservation Trust
This “Spring Awakening walk” at Dunham's Brook Conservation Area will highlight a range of diverse natural habitats. The trailhead crosses a small meadow before entering an extensive wet forest, a portion of which contains a beautiful boardwalk and provides excellent bird watching. The trail then rises onto a ridge which opens to a corn field and oak-holly forests. Although, the corn field is no longer in operation, it is now covered with winter rye as a way to revitalize the tired soil. Along the walk, you will hear of the changing landscapes that have happened over time of the area from a clear cut forest, to agricultural farmland, to a now successional forest. Join us to enjoy the beginnings of spring in this natural haven.
Trailhead is located at 1520 Main Road, Westport, MA 02790
Parking is available in the small lot, and additional cars can line up along the street, as needed.
This program is being offered rain or shine. In the event of wet weather, wear protective clothing and good boots. In the case of dangerous conditions, we will notify participants of a cancellation 24-hours prior.
This program is being offered as a partnership between the Westport Land Conservation Trust and the New Bedford Whaling Museum in concert with the rotating exhibition Re/Framing the View: Nineteenth-Century American Landscapes.
To learn more about the exhibition visit: https://www.whalingmuseum.org/exhibition/reframing-the-view/
To learn more about the Westport Land Conservation Trust visit: https://westportlandtrust.org/ways-to-give/