HAVERHILL, MA — Spring has arrived and the wildflowers are back! Trustees of Tattersall Farm, 542 North Broadway, and are hosting a spring nature walk on Sun., May 23, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. with naturalist Roland Boutwell.

Come experience the pleasure of taking a leisurely walk through the meadows and forests at the beautiful Tattersall Farm property in Haverhill. Participants will see several early flowering plants in the fields and woods. The walk will focus on the identification of spring wildflowers and of other cool plants which don’t happen to be in bloom. In addition, we’ll discuss some fun and interesting natural history about the plants. The walk will be led by Roland “Boot” Boutwell, a freelance naturalist who teaches classes and leads nature walks for The Trustees of Reservations, Arlington Community Education, The Massachusetts Audubon Society, The Native Plant Trust and other conservation minded organizations.

Masks must be worn at all time, and group size will be limited on first-come, first-served basis per state COVID guidelines at the time. Participants will meet at 2:00 p.m. at Tattersall Farm in the parking lot. Waterproof boots are suggested. Cancellation due to inclement weather will be posted on the Tattersall Farm Facebook page. A donation of $10.00 is gratefully appreciated.

Tattersall Farm, 542 North Broadway in Haverhill, was owned and operated by the Tattersall Family for a substantial portion of the twentieth century. The surviving family member, Mary Alice died in 1999. In her will she entrusted her family's 150 acres to the City of Haverhill for passive recreation, imposing specific conservation and open space preservation restrictions to this gift so the Farm would be preserved and maintained in as close to its present state of condition as possible. She granted the Farm's managerial rights to the Tattersall Farm Charitable Foundation Trust, which is obligated to preserve the Farm, protect its wildlife and conservation interests, and to inform and educate the public. The Farm offers 19th-century plantings, working hayfields, rolling meadows, and wooded paths used for walking, jogging, and cross-country skiing. Tattersall Farm Day provides an opportunity for area families to visit the farm for an afternoon of educational and entertaining activities and introduces them to the beautiful property.

 

 

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