Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Trip Reports
May 8, 2011
YAC Wildflower Walk to Chickering Bog

Twenty-five moms, dads, grandparents, and, of course, kids joined YAC for a Mother's Day outing to Chickering Bog in Montpelier. We saw purple trillium, trout lily, wild ginger, wintergreen, and Dutchman's breeches on the way along the mile-long path through the forest. We checked out pitcher plants and mating newts in the water while munching on a snack and avoiding a few early black flies. We learned that the bog is really a fen that is fed by nearby water sources, all the kids had fun balancing on logs and board crossings, and no one fell in the bog.

Mike Wetherell

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Watching newts in the bog Original image

Checking out pitcher plants and water striders Original image

Heading for the bog
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