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In Search of Damselflies and Dragonflies at Echo Lake - Barrington Land Conservation Trust
Discover the 'Dashers, Skimmers, and Dancers' at Echo Lake. You are invited to join Ginger Brown, author of Dragonflies and Damselflies of Cape Cod and Dragonflies and Damselflies of Rhode Island (in prep), on an exploration along the shores of Echo Lake.
Free event appropriate for all ages; easy stroll around pond's edge. Boots or water shoes are recommended.
Meet up at the BLCT's Sowams Woods sign on South Lake Drive. Parking is available on Lighthouse Lane across Washington Road; no parking is available along South Lake Drive(one way road).
More About Sowams Woods
The wooded site covers 12 acres on the edges of Echo Lake, the Rhode Island Country Club golf course and Washington Road. Narrow hiking trails wind through the property, purchased by the Barrington Land Conservation Trust for preservation in 2006. Parking is limited to several off-road spaces at the start of the red blaze trail north of the golf course. With 800 feet of frontage on the lake, the property is believed to be the only nesting site for Diamondback terrapins in the state. Dozens of species of birds visit the site each year.