Changing Landscapes Walk
The changing landscapes walk at Dunham’s Brook Conservation Area highlights a range of diverse natural habitats. The trailhead crosses a small meadow before entering an extensive wet forest, a portion of which contains a beautiful boardwalk and provides excellent bird watching. The trail then rises onto a ridge which opens to a corn field and oak-holly forests. The corn field is no longer in operation so now it is covered with winter rye as a way to revitalize the tired soil. We will discuss the changing landscapes that have happened over time here from a clear cut forest, to agricultural farmland, to a now successional forest.
This event is being offered in partnership with the New Bedford Whaling Museum. One of their current exhibition, Re/framing the view of 19th century American Landscapes, highlights American paintings focused on nature and the outdoors. Join us at Dunham’s Brook to enjoy the beginnings of spring in this natural haven, and learn how this landscape has changed over the years.