The PG/AA Chapter has organized a general nature hike in Euclid Woods in Cheverly to celebrate the arrival of new vegetation and birds back from their wintering lands. We will examine the rich tree and shrub diversity of the area, including some unique flora, and survey the amazing revitalization of a restored area formerly overrun with invasive plants. This green oasis in otherwise urbanized area demonstrates that even the so-called developed tier can have rich biota and thrive if properly safeguarded and maintained. In focusing on ecosystem interactions there is something for everyone to see from stream ecology to unique microhabitats such as the "red desert" with pine barren type terrain. Children over ten welcome. Animal tracking tips for those interested.
Directions: Approach Cheverly from either south or north on B-W Parkway; take the exit for Cheverly onto Rte 202 (Landover Rd), head east a few hundred feet and turn right onto Cheverly Ave heading south. Continue for six blocks to Forest Rd, opposite a small park on your left. Turn right and continue three blocks until the road splits; stay to the right and continue straight ahead on Greenleaf Rd until you reach a dead end. Park anywhere on street and meet the group at the end of the road.
Bring: Sturdy footgear and jeans recommended; field guides for birds, trees, and spring flora; cameras, and binoculars for birds are optional.
Note: Easy walking in fairly flat terrain, some wet spots possible if there have been recent rains; in that case wear appropriate footgear. May be cancelled for heavy rain and rescheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2010, at same hours.
Contact: Matt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-341-1261.