Identification of plants that are green in the winter. Remove invasive non-native species from the 200-acre Swann Park. There are about 3,000 native plant species in Maryland, with 800 at Chapman Forest and contiguous Swann Park, 49 of which are endangered. Learn to identify some of our evergreen plants, including ferns, fern allies, herbaceous and woody plants. For adults or older teens. Help remove non-native invasive species.
Leader: Marc Imlay
Wear warm clothes for standing around outside (we won't be moving very fast). Casual clothing, long sleeves and pants, sturdy comfortable walking boots/shoes, gloves are encouraged. Bring a lunch to take to the beach.
Bring (optional, but useful) a 10x hand lens, binoculars, field guides.
Entrance Fee: None
Registration is not required, but registrants will receive notices of changes or cancellations.
For information contact Marc Imlay firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-442-5657
Location: Ruth B. Swann Park, 3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive (Charles County).
INFO about the area and map http://www.chapmanforest.org
Directions: meet at Ruth B. Swann Park- Potomac Branch Library parking lot, 20 miles south of Washington Beltway (I-495) on Rt. 210 (Indian Head Hwy), about a mile and a half south from the traffic light on Rt. 2l0 in Bryans Road .Give yourself 30 to 40 minutes from the Beltway.