What better way to stave off cabin fever than some outdoor exercise? We are grateful to those who have pitched in to help develop the nature trails, which will allow children and their guardians to learn about the natural world of Salter Grove’s diverse habitats.
First spotted as a nesting pair, these Canada Geese added four fledglings to the wildlife at Salter Grove in early May. Two fledgelings are well camouflaged in the vegetation.
Save the Bay’s efforts to improve water quality have really paid off!
We have installed all of the permanent distance markers, and have started on the first batch of permanent plant labels along the trails in Salter Grove.
The distance markers are spaced 100 feet apart and serve to locate plants and animal sightings, past, present, and future.
Hanging plant tags identify shrubs and vines while 3″ x 5″ signs identify tree species. Not shown in the photo above are 2″ x 4″ labels for smaller herbaceous plants.
This is the second step of a multi-phase process to develop a smartphone-accessible website for visitors to access ecological, geological, and cultural information while they are at the park. This project has the support and approval of Warwick’s Parks and Recreation Department and RIDEM.
Obviously these permanent tags look much nicer than the white plastic tags and stakes which were placeholders during the identification process. Please respect this effort to provide a multi-generational educational experience by looking, but not touching (dogs too!).