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MNPS Field Trip: Pinxters of Rachel Carson Park (Saturday)

  • 05/07/2016
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Rachel Carson Conservation Park, Montgomery County
  • 3

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Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

If we are lucky, Rachel Carson's famous wild azaleas (pinxters) will be in full bloom.  We'll see what is going on inside some of the five deer exclosures and walk along the Hawlings River. The terrain includes meadows, rocky hilltops, and bottomland; so we'll see a variety of spring flowers, ferns, birds and insects.  A lovely picnic spot is included, so bring a picnic lunch.  The walking distance will be almost 2 miles.  

Leader:  Steve Parks
Dr. Parks has taken on stewardship duties at the park, erecting and maintaining deer protection for some areas and plants, and suppressing some invasive species.  He knows some of the native species at RCCP, and trusts that participants in the walk will help identify the rest.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 18.

Registration through April 14 for members only.

FREE 

Notes:   Most of the trail is well graded but we will encounter some muddy patches, and a few raised roots across the trail.

For a trail map of the park, download it from:  http://www.montgomeryparks.org/PPSD/ParkTrails/trails_MAPS/Rachel_Carson.shtm

Bring: Bring a picnic, skeeter repellent, and wear mud shoes. Binoculars and loupe may be handy.

Cancellation Policy: Cancelled if severe rainy weather.

Directions:  Will be sent in registration confirmation.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register)  Steve Parks, stephen.parks1@verizon.net,  cell 240 688 8757

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