This program is FULL. This program is supported in part by a grant from the local cultural council of Buckland , which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. Early in the spring, before the trees leaf out, a specialized and uniquely beautiful group of plants are poised to take advantage of the sunlight that still reaches the forest floor. Join the Franklin Land Trust and event leader Cesi Marseglia at the Walnut Hill Woods Property in Buckland on May 6th at 11am for a spring ephemerals walk, and learn more about these jewels of the New England forest. Together, we will explore the relevant geological features and highly integrated plant and animal communities that make up these rich natural sites. Come and celebrate the coming of spring!
Cesi Marseglia is a local naturalist living in the hills of Ashfield, MA. He runs a small but thriving ecological gardening company with his partner, Liam. While getting his undergraduate degree, Cesi took courses in animal tracking, animal behavior and New England ecology. As a youngster, Cesi found curiosity and solace in being immersed in the natural world. He still spends the majority of his free time in the forest, communing with birds, bugs and wildflowers.