Botanical Programs for Adults
photo by David Heiser

Horse Island Field Trip


Saturday, October 13, 9:15 am to Noon


Although access quite limited, this island is owned by the Peabody, so we can visit it! Horse Island, like the other Thimble Islands, is an unusual ecosystem unto itself. On this short excursion, we'll see an interesting mix of coastal and early successional vegetation, with the feel of coastal Maine. We'll also see the effects - and the recovery from - Tropical Storm Irene.  Please be aware that some of the walking will be over uneven, rocky terrain so appropriate footwear is required.


Instructor: Lauren Brown, co-author with Penelope C. Sharp of The Vegetation of the Thimble Islands

This trip fills up very quickly, so register by calling the Peabody Education office at 203-432-3775 or emailing


Fee: $40 members, $45 nonmembers, fee includes ferry ticket