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On a beautiful day in May 2013, a group of friends gathered to dedicate Foster Crossing, a section of public-access trail maintained by the Essex County Trail Association. The trail is named in the memory of Susan F. Foster, New England Biolabs Foundation’s long-time assistant director, who passed away in December 2012. Foster Crossing is located on a westward-facing meadow on the New England Biolabs’ campus in Ipswich and is marked by a granite bench created by local artist Michael Updike. The inscription on the bench, taken from a poem by Emily Dickinson, reads:


To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,

One clover, and a bee…


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