A Beautiful Morning at Guggins Brook with Boot Boutwell

Some 15 ACT members and friends joined Naturalist and Storyteller Boot Boutwell for an early November walk in Guggins Brook. We enjoyed perfect weather while learning about witch hazel flowers (they’re still in bloom!) how white pine trees grow, and numerous other fascinating facts about the plant around us. As always Boot punctuated the walk with stories and poems. Since we were in West Acton, we had to hear the (in)famous quote from H.D. Thoreau about walking past a farm on the Harvard Turnpike (Rt. 111) and watching a farmer blow up boulders without warning him and his companion. “That’s the way they do things in West Acton”.

Thanks again to Boot for a marvelous 2 hours in the beautiful open land in Acton.