Winter Walk

The hint of spring is upon us. Although the cold weather has not completely given up, the light lingers longer these days and there are moments when the cold wind gives way to a breath of warm air while out on an afternoon walk.

But these glimpses of what is around the corner are fleeting and therefore do not give proof of what is to come. For more concrete evidence that the change of seasons is already upon us, it is best to turn toward nature.

Next Saturday, March 12, the Polly Hill Arboretum staff will be hosting a winter walk to do just that: Wander the fields of the arboretum and look at the plants (over 1600 different types). Many are showing buds and other spring accoutrements.

The tour starts at 10 a.m. and runs for a little over an hour. Meet at the visitor center. Tours are free.

For more details, call 508-693-9426.