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When: 06/25/18 - 10/07/18      

Where: Eshqua Bog Natural Area       City: Hartland, VT

Description: Eshqua Bog Natural Area, Hartland, VT Highlights This sanctuary is owned and managed jointly with the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. The 40-acre parcel completely surrounds and protects an 8-acre wetland that abounds in showy lady’s slippers (Cypripedium regiEshqua Bognae) and other wild orchids. A boardwalk allows easy viewing of the wetland plants while protecting their delicate habitat. To see the showy lady’s-slippers in bloom, plan to visit mid to late June. Stewards Roni Skerker, vskerker@comcast.net Irma Graf, EndATend@aol.com Directions Eshqua Bog is located on Garvin Hill Rd. in Hartland, near the Woodstock town line. From I-89 in Vermont, take Exit 1, Route 4 west toward Woodstock and Rutland. Just before Route 4 enters Woodstock Village, after the Cumberland Farms store and another convenience store with a Mobil gas sign, Route 4 makes a 90-degree turn to the right, but do not go right. Instead, turn left up Hartland Hill Rd. (town Highway #73), and follow almost 1.2 miles. Shortly after passing log house on right, bear right onto a dirt road (Garvin Hill Rd.). Follow this road another 1.2 miles. The bog is on the right and is marked by a sign. Park in the turn off area just before the bog entrance. Sanctuary Visitation Rules The following activities are prohibited on all New England Wild Sanctuaries MapFlower Society sanctuaries: ? Camping, Fires, or Smoking ? Trail bikes and ATVs ? Dogs ? Horseback riding ? Removal of plant material ? Picnicking. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE! New England Wild Flower Society hopes you will enjoy your visit to Eshqua Bog Natural Area. There are certain risks inherent to visiting our sanctuaries. These include--but are not limited to--hills, uneven terrain, insects, and slippery areas. You walk the trails at your own risk, so please exercise caution. Please note: our sanctuaries are not staffed. Support This Sanctuary Please give generously to the 2014 Boardwalk and Trails Campaign at the Eshqua Bog Natural Area. Find out more, or donate below. Thank you for your support.

     

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