Saturday, June 19, 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Horse Island

The New England Wild Flower Society and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History have asked Lauren Brown to lead an exclusive botanical field trip to Horse Island, in Connecticut’s Thimble Islands.  Join her on a short excursion to the Thimble Islands, off the coast of Connecticut. Access to the islands is quite limited, but NEWFS has permission to visit one owned by Yale University’s Peabody Museum. The Thimbles are an unusual ecosystem unto themselves and you’ll see an interesting mix of coastal and early successional vegetation, with the feel of coastal Maine. Please be aware that some of the walking will be over uneven, rocky terrain.  Participation is limited to sixteen people, the date is Saturday, June 19, from 1:45 – 4:00 pm, and you may register ($35 for NEWFS members, $40 for nonmembers) on line at  All travel arrangements will be sent to you upon registration.