Field trips arranged by Gail Reynolds, CBS Field Trip Chair
Field trips are a long-standing tradition of the Connecticut Botanical Society. They provide an opportunity to learn about Connecticut's plants and habitats from some of the area's most knowledgeable botanists -- and an opportunity to share your own knowledge with others. The trips also add to knowledge of the state's flora. On each field trip, we make a list of all plant species we have identified, and this list becomes part of the Society's records.
For the field trips, wear sturdy footwear and bring a lunch. Sunscreen and insect repellant are also recommended. For plant identification, you may want to bring field guide(s), a hand lens, and a small notebook. Familiarity with plant taxonomy is helpful, but not required.
We have labeled a few trips as “family friendly,” based on the location and whether leaders thought inviting children was appropriate. This designation doesn’t mean that there is special programming for kids, only that it's okay to bring them if you think they might be interested.
Non-members are welcome to join our field trips. No registration is required, unless otherwise stated in the trip description.