Wednesday, July 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Wetland Plant and Community ID

The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will sponsor a Wetland Plant and Community ID session on Wednesday, July 24 beginning at 9 am at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary at 87 Perkins Row in Topsfield, led by Director Carol Decker. Wetlands are areas that are dominated by water and water-tolerant plants. The most common method of identifying these areas is by the unique plant communities that grow in them. Spend the day exploring the wetland communities of the sanctuary, from the shrub swamps to the wet meadows and marshes. Plant identification will be emphasized. This workshop is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about wetland plant communities as well as conservation commissioners. Meet on the back porch of the Visitor Center. Bring a lunch, beverage, and drinking water. Registration (IRWS members $32, nonmembers $41) is required. Register online at or call 978-887-9264 to register by phone.