Plant Uses, Tales and Legends


Spring is here and so are flowers, which is why the full moon in May is known as  the “full flower moon.”  We’ll stroll through Arlington’s Great Meadows in search of flowering plants as well as some really cool plants that don’t happen to be in bloom yet.  We’ll learn how to ID these plants, and then focus on fun and interesting natural history.  We’ll discuss how these plants were used by native Americans and colonial Americans and then talk about how they are used today.  We’ll also consider some interesting tales and legends about the plants we see including one used as a cough remedy and another which the Chippewa used as a remedy for craziness.  Directions to our  meeting place will be sent after registration (bottom of invoice.) Children ages 10 and older are welcome to register when accompanied by a registered adult. Co-sponsored with Mass Audubon Habitat. 


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