Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society, Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust, Calvert Nature Society and Calvert County Division of Natural Resources
Description: Hellen Creek Preserve harbors part of an isolated stand of eastern hemlock, the southern-most in Maryland. Some species of plants and animals found here are more characteristic of the Appalachian forest in western Maryland. Hemlocks are just one of a number of interesting plants. One inland wetland includes pawpaw, sassafras, sweet bay magnolia, and winterberry in a braiding streambed.
Leader: Karyn Molines and Bob Boxwell
Notes: For more information on the Preserve: http://www.covepoint-trust.org/
Be prepared for some difficult terrain, with some up and down and not all on trails; steep in places and wet in others.
Wear long pants and sleeves, good hiking shoes/boots, some areas may be muddy.
Bring: water bottle, snacks and/or lunch. Optional: Field guides, 10x hand lens, binoculars.
Directions: included in registration confirmation.