We had a nice group who joined us for Sunday’s Nature Walk at Grassy Pond West! The walk of this beautiful and biodiverse land just off Newtown Road was led by Boot Boutwell, a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass. Audubon and the New England Wild Flower Society among others. Grassy Pond is a kettle-hole pond formed by the retreat of the last glacier. It exhibits bog characteristics (very wet/highly acidic) around its perimeter, and is home to a number of wetland loving plants such as leatherleaf, highbush blueberry, pitcher plants, red maple, and tamarack. There were two boardwalks to keep us high and dry – one running through the pond-shore bog and a second going out into the pond. The walk focused on plant ID as well as fun and interesting natural history.