Pioneer Valley Fern Society

First 2016 Fern Walk Schedule

Schedule of PVFS Fern Walks 2016


Updated June 12, 2016


Free & Open to the Public unless stated otherwise


Date                Time               Place & Directions


June 19th         2 PM               Scarborough Brook Conservation Area, Belchertown

                                                Participants will meet at the parking area by the pond. This

                                                area can be reached by driving up Gulf Rd. until just before you reach

                                                house #475 Gulf Rd.  Brief introduction followed by trails walk to

                                                see & identify over a dozen ferns common to our area.


June 26th         2 PM               4H Forest, Leverett Conservation Area off Shutesbury Rd

                                                Meet at parking lot 0.5 miles east from Leverett Town Hall on

                                                Shutesbury Rd, just west of Doolittle Brook.  Brief introduction

                                                followed by trails walk identifying over a dozen common ferns.


July 9th            9 AM              Rain Date, if needed, for June 19th Belchertown fern walk


July 23rd         10 AM            Montague Rd Shutesbury fern walk (sponsor-Spear Library)

                                                Starts with short ppt on 10 Easy Ferns at the Spear Library on

                                                Shutesbury town common. Then drive to old cemetery on Leverett

                                                Rd, and cross road, walk down Montague Rd 1.5 miles.


August 14th     1-5 PM            Fern Identification and Ecology for Conservationists &

                                                Gardeners (MACC workshop at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA

                                                Cost: $40 members/$55 non-members).  Indoor introduction to

                                                “10 Easy Ferns”, and then walk on trails to see & identify 15 ferns.

                                                102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard MA.

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