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TMCC, Hemenway State Forest, and MESA by Arianna McCarthy

posted May 26, 2015, 9:33 AM by Jotham Oliver   [ updated May 27, 2015, 5:18 AM ]

On May 21, MESA accompanied Lily Morgan and Sean Ashe to hike Great Hill. We were in search for the largest pine tree there. The largest one we found was a white pine which is 5ft 4in (64in) in circumference. For us was about 41/2 average sized people around the base of the tree. We wandered upon many different types of shrubs and were able to find out some facts about them. For example, the hobblebush has two kinds of flowers, big ones to attract insects and small ones to pollinate. Some of us were even lucky enough to see a mother and baby porcupine on a dead tree, minutes from the top. At the top, there was a fire tower built during the great depression. A few people in MESA are scared of heights and this fire tower helped some to overcome their fears. We had lunch at the top then worked our way back down the mountain to the bus then headed back to school.

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