Nature walks, open to the public, are planned for the first four Sundays in August, to inventory plant life in Princeton's parks and preserves. This coming Sunday, August 3, there will be a plant inventory walk at Herrontown Woods. Meet at the parking lot, across Snowden Lane from Smoyer Park, at 2pm. Unlike most of Princeton's preserves, Herrontown Woods is county owned. It features mature forest, boulder fields and also an old farmstead--two houses and a barn--intended by the donor originally to become an environmental center.
On August 10, also at 2pm, we'll meet at the Turning Basin Park (on Alexander where it crosses the canal), to inventory plants along the D&R Canal State Park. Many showy wildflowers, such as cutleaf coneflower and Hibiscus, begin blooming along the canal towpath in early August.
Inventory walks for August 17 and 24 to be announced.