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A Field Trip Host knows of an interesting location and knows where to park and where the trails lead. Participants bring their knowledge. They may know plants, butterflies, birds, or rocks. The trip ends up being an adventure and learning experience for everyone. 

If you have a favorite place you would like to share with others, please contact fieldtrips @ mdflora.org. We'll help you set it up. Consider using this form to submit information for an event


Upcoming events

    • 09/02/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Derwood, Montgomery County
    • 7

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    We will trail hike near Lake Frank in Rock Creek Regional Park. There are a variety of habitats including upland and riparian woodlands and open fields.

    Leader:  Ken Bawer

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 20.

    FREE
     

    Notes:  Moderate hike with some moderate slopes. I consider myself an amateur, but you won't get lost and we will have fun pooling our plant knowledge.

    Lake Frank is in Derwood, MD  between Rockville and Gaithersburg, MD, east of I-270.

    Bathrooms in nature center at parking lot.

    Bring: water, snacks, field guides and binoculars.

    Cancellation Policy:  Will cancel if rain predicted.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register)   kbawer@msn.com, 240-744-6306

    Lake Frank and Meadowside Trails Map can be downloaded from:
    http://www.montgomeryparks.org/PPSD/ParkTrails/trails_MAPS/rock_creek.shtm#LakeFrank
    (Ignore the "you are here" label)

    Directions: included in registration confirmation.  

    • 09/11/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Port Deposit, Cecil Co.
    • 3

    Sponsoring Organization:  Maryland Native Plant Society

    Description:  Participants will walk through a variety of habitats including a forest, meadow and wetlands. Watch and possibly tag the monarch butterflies as they visit the meadow en route to Mexico for the winter. There will be time for a picnic at the pavilion/living classroom as we discuss plans for planting four raised demonstration beds. Participants will find it hard to believe the area was formerly a landfill. Working with students and local volunteers, Jeff Popp, the land restoration manager, has turned it into a wildlife refuge that you won't want to miss.

    Outing will end around sunset.

    Location: New Beginnings- The Woodlawn Wildlife Area, Port Deposit, Cecil County

    Leader:  Jeff Popp, Land Restoration Manager

    Registration is required.  Limited to 15.

    FREE

    Bring: Insect repellent, field guides and binoculars if you want, water, and a light picnic. 

    Cancellation Policy: Canceled if heavy rain and/or lightning. For light drizzle, to be determined by Jeff. Registered participants will be notified.

    Contact: Tracy Ripani at tripani@ccps.org 

    For further information about the wildlife area:

    http://www.wildlifehc.org/programs/whc-managed-programs/new-beginnings/

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Beginnings-The-Woodlawn-Wildlife-Area/277042169117952

    http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/bf-lr/success/Woodlawn2.pdf

    Directions:   will be provided in confirmation email upon registration.

    • 09/13/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Northwest DC

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    Wild Washington- 134th walk led in this longstanding series.  We will visit Tregaron in Northwest Washington DC.  Tregaron is a 20 acre historic landmark with 13 acres of woodland gardens, meadows, streams, trails and a restored lily pond.  It is located adjacent to Rock Creek Park.

    Leader:  Mary Pat Rowan and David Culp

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    FREE 

    Notes: Easy to moderate walk.

    Bring:  Lunch and water. Wear good shoes and long pants because of poison ivy and greenbriar.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancelled if raining. Call Mary Pat before 9 am on Sunday if you have concerns about whether the trip is cancelled due to weather.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Mary Pat Rowan, blair-rowan@starpower.net, 202 526 8821.

    Directions: Meet at the Klingle Road entrance.
    From Wisconsin Avenue, turn east onto Woodley Road (passing the Cathedral itself).  At the stoplight at Woodley and 34th, stay on Woodley Road; proceed straight for three more blocks until Woodley starts to curve right.  Take a slight left onto Klingle Road.  The fence gate entrance to Tregaron will be down the block on Klingle on your left.  If you are driving, it is not too difficult to find parking along these streets. There is a large sign at the Tregaron entrance, but no address.

    • 09/13/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Morgan County, West Virginia

    Co-sponsoring Organizations: Maryland Native Plant Society and Potomac Valley Audubon Society

    Over several decades the previous owners documented over 600 species of plants on the property. Since the owner's death more than a decade ago, no one has confirmed that they are still there. These trips are an attempt to relocate all the species previously found which include 30 very rare species (26 of which Joe has never seen).

    Leader:  Joe Metzger

    Online registration is required through Potomac Valley Audubon Society website:  http://www.potomacaudubon.org  Free.

    Bring: Lunch

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Joe Metzger at jmetzger50@hotmail.com, home (301) 264-3161, or cell (443) 912-0956 [on day of trip]

    Directions: on Potomac Valley Audubon Society website: http://www.potomacaudubon.org

    • 09/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 3

    Leaders:  Bill McAvoy and Wayne Longbottom

    Dorchester Pond is one of 1000’s of Coastal Plain seasonal ponds, or Delmarva Bays found on the Delmarva Peninsula. Coastal Plain seasonal ponds are geologically and ecologically unique freshwater depression wetlands and support many state and globally rare plants and animals. Dorchester Pond is the largest seasonal pond in Maryland and one of the largest on the Delmarva Peninsula. Due to fluctuating water levels in seasonal ponds (flooded in winter and spring, dry in late summer and fall), a fascinating flora develops, which includes species found nowhere else but in seasonal ponds. Knee-high rubber boots recommended.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 0

    Leaders:  Wes Knapp and Cris Fleming

    Furnace Town, which is bordered by a portion of the Nature Conservancy Nassawango Preserve, is situated in the middle of the Pocomoke Forest. A wide diversity of flora and fauna thrive all around. A nature trail through a cypress forest leads to the restored 19th century Nassawango Iron Furnace and an early 1800’s village which illustrates how people on the lower Eastern Shore lived. The Furnacetown area is a deposit of late pleistoscene aged sands. The obvious topographic features stand out in the very flat landscape of the Eastern Shore. These sandy dunes support a forested community found only on the Delmarva Peninsula. Other highlights in the vicinity that we will explore include a Bald Cypress swamp, a botanically diverse powerline right-of-way, and a short-leaf pine dominated forest. Sturdy hiking boots are a must. Sunscreen, hat, and bug repellent are strongly recommended. These properties are owned and managed by the State of Maryland's Pocomoke State Forest and The Nature Conservancy. 

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 4

    Leader: Joan Maloof

    This small gem of a forest (14 acres) is owned by a developer who plans to destroy it and build 92 housing units. It is one of the few forests in the city limits of Salisbury that has never been clear-cut or cleared for agriculture or development. The forest retains the tree species diversity and structure exhibited by our original native forests. Some of the trees are exceptionally large, including Red Oaks, White Oaks, Black Oaks, Sycamores, and Pines, all over 9 feet in circumference! One ancient pond pine (Pinus serotina) appears to be the new state champion (92’ ht + 112” circ. + 47 acw = 216 points), although it has not been registered yet because landowner permission is required. Other tree species include Holly, Tulip Poplar, Sweetbay Magnolia, Virginia Pine, Dogwood, Red Maple, and Hickory. Unusual tree species include Horse-Sugar (Symplocus tinctoria) and Atlantic White Cedar. One Atlantic White Cedar is 4 feet in circumference. Not much walking, fairly easy terrain, but no developed trails, which may be muddy in places.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 0

    Leader: James Lendemer and Dave Ray 

    Nassawango Creek (a Nature Conservancy Preserve) is a remnant Atlantic white-cedar area, with some open habitat along powerline ROW. We will see a bald cypress/black gum forest, a restored pitcher plant bog with sundews along seep on the way in, an inland dune habitat with mixed hardwood and conifer cover, and an interesting raised rim basin mature swamp forest.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 9

    Leader: Carole Bergmann

    Pemberton Park is comprised of 262 acres of Eastern Shore forest, field and wetland habitat. We will have the chance to examine numerous Eastern shore ecosystem examples including fresh water tidal marsh, Wicomoco river wetlands, pine forests, upland deciduous forests, wildflower meadows. Pemberton Park is a 5.9 mile drive from Salisbury University, and we will walk on about 2 miles of Pemberton's 4.5 miles of established nature trails.  

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 8

    Leader: Deborah Landau

    Plum Creek Cedar Swamp preserve is centered on a nontidal, floodplain Atlantic white cedar swamp adjacent to Plum Creek, about two miles upstream of the junction of the creek and the Nanticoke river. The site includes a mosaic of wetland and upland habitats in and around a series of abandoned sand and gravel pits adjacent to a wooded corridor along the creek. Downstream of the floodplain swamp, a section of the creek is tidal, with freshwater marsh and intertidal shrub and wooded swamp communities bordering both banks. The creek meanders and splits into several channels where it passes through a broad forested floodplain-wetland complex.  To the north, the preserve has a large restored xeric dune.  Once planted in loblolly pines, the site has been cleared and burned, and now hosts a diverse community of upland species.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 0

    Leaders:  Karyn Molines and Lisa Bierer Garrett

    Tucked away on Maryland's lower eastern shore, this park is well known for its stand of loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) and baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) swamps that border the Pocomoke River. Exploring the swamps by kayaks gets us up close and intimate with these unique habitats. The river originates in the Great Cypress Swamp in Delaware and flows southwesterly 45 miles to the Chesapeake Bay. No kayak experience required, kayaks, paddles and life vests will be provided. Participants must be able to sit in the kayak and paddle throughout the entire 2-hour paddle. We’ll explore a combination of freshwater wetland, swamp and upland habitats. If weather is not safe for water sports (cold temperatures or high winds) a land-based trip will be substituted.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 12

    Leader: Marney Bruce

    The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, nestled next to Schumaker Pond in Salisbury and surrounded by wildlife, has on display the most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carvings in the world. The short Marsh Walk off the museum parking lot provides views of a small freshwater lake with ducks and geese. Markers identify such wetland plants as arrow arum (Peltandra virginica) and wild rice (Zizania aquatica).

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/19/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 5

    Leaders: Rod Simmons and Alonso Abugattas

    We'll take Mt. Hermon Road (Rt. 350) from the conference center east out of Salisbury to Sixty Foot Road, and slowly make our way north along this road to explore areas within Wicomico State Forest along sandy side roads off Sixty Foot Road. A great many plants of outer coastal plain sandhill communities, swamps, and hummocks are found throughout this site, including Common Sweet-leaf or Horse-sugar (Symplocos tinctoria), Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), Bayberry (Morella spp.), and many others, including an abundance of graminoids and fall wildflowers.  We should also see (though not in flower) the state endangered Carolina Sandwort or Pine-barren Sandwort (Minuartia caroliniana), a diminutive member of the Pink Family that grows in dry, open, sandy areas at the edges of oak-pine-heath forest.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/20/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 11

    Leader: Joe Metzger

    Visit Adkins Arboretum, a 400-acre native plant preserve and educational center in Caroline County, Maryland. A walk by Joe Metzger will highlight the Arboretum’s diverse plant communities, including the woodland in its early fall colors. Easy walking trails. If you haven’t been to Adkins in a while, check out the many ways the Arboretum is “Greening” their grounds, parking areas and buildings.

    Start and end times are subject to change. Final details will be available at the conference.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/20/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 0

    Leader:  Kirsten Johnson and Jane Hill

    As of August 15, 2015, this trip is full. We will explore the dynamics of this barrier island and, time permitting, visit all three of the island’s major habitats: salt marsh, forest, and dune. In the marsh, we will note the changes in species that occur with slight changes in elevation, especially the grasses that grow at different tidal levels. Spartina grasses are among the most important of all wild plants because they support a vast array of seashore animals and furnish nutrients for coastal bays and coastlines. In the marsh we will see the bright red stems of glasswort (Salicornia sp.), sea lavendar (Limonium carolinianum) and black needlerush (Juncus roemerianus), and in high marsh areas, marsh-elder (Iva frutescens), groundsel tree (Baccharis halimifolia), and marsh fleabane (Pluchea odorata; its pinkish-lavender blossoms may be on display). On the dunes, we will observe how the harsh environment of salt-laden winds and shifting sands has shaped the plant communities, whose members include American beachgrass (Ammophila breviligulata), beach “heather” (Hudsonia tomentosa), eastern prickly pear cactus (Opuntia humifusa), and northern bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica ). Dune plants that may be flowering at this time include seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens), seabeach evening primrose (Oenothera humifusa), and purple gerardia (Agalinis maritima). Assateague has been stable long enough, with areas back enough from the ocean, that forest has become established on old, open duneland. The forest canopy is dominated by Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda), with Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua), Red Maple (Acer rubrum), and oaks also present. In areas where light penetrates the canopy, there is arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum), serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis), and highbush blueberry (Vaccinium atrococcum).

    Start and end times are subject to change. Final details will be available at the conference.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/20/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 15

    Leader TBA

    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is home to an incredible amount of plant and animal diversity in its three major habitats – forest, marsh and shallow water. The refuge contains one-third of Maryland's tidal wetlands, which makes it an ecologically important area within the state. We will be walking on a road leaving from the Visitor’s Center, connecting to a trail into the forest and back the same route. Easy.

    Start and end times are subject to change. Final details will be available at the conference.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/20/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 15

    Leader: Wayne Longbottom

    Fishing Bay has been referred to as "The Everglades of Maryland".  It is a vast expanse of salt marsh covering much of southern Dorchester Co.  The biodiversity is not very high due to the harsh environment, but special adaptations allow the plants that do grow there to thrive.  We will see and learn five of the most common plants in the salt marsh.  Three species of Cordgrass (Spartina) Black Needle Rush and Salt Grass.  We will also see perennial and annual salt marsh asters and other salt marsh specialists. 

    Start and end times are subject to change. Final details will be available at the conference.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/20/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 15

    Leaders: Rod Simmons, and Beth Johnson

     Hickory Point Cypress Swamp Natural Area is the largest southern swamp system in Maryland, and supports at least 14 rare, threatened and endangered species.  It is regarded by some as a northern extension of the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia.  The site is an exceptionally diverse ecosystem, from towering bald cypress trees, to Atlantic white cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides) swamps, to dry, upland forests.  We should also see the state endangered Red Bay or Swamp Bay (Persea palustris) here - Maryland’s largest population.  Red bay is also the larval host plant for the Palamedes Swallowtail (Papilio palamedes), a butterfly which is also state endangered.  We will use abandoned logging roads for access to the oak-pine and oak-heath forests found in the uplands, since there is no maintained trail network.

    Start and end times are subject to change. Final details will be available at the conference.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/20/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Maryland
    • 15

    Leader: Karyn Molines

    The island is home to one of the largest existing old growth forest remnants on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Other habitats to explore include swamps and warm season grass meadow.

    Start and end times are subject to change. Final details will be available at the conference.

    Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

    Fall Conference information

    • 09/27/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Baltimore City
    • 9

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    Once overrun with non-native invasive plant species, this 13-acre urban park in the heart of downtown Baltimore has been revived through the resurgence of its dormant native seed bank following the removal of invasives without the use of herbicides. Having worked as a volunteer in the park for 4 years, Duncan will share his experiences with this habitat revitalization project.

    Leader:  Duncan Stuart, Arborist and retired Senior Environmental Planner, Baltimore City Planning Department

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 20.

    Registration through September 2 for members only.

    FREE 

    Notes: Most of the walk will be on an ADA-friendly trail with optional brief forays off-trail.  

    The Baltimore Museum of Art is adjacent to the northern boundary of the park.

    Bring: Any field guides you like- Duncan will welcome help with some mystery ID's. 

    Cancellation Policy: Canceled if heavy rain and/or lightning; not for light drizzle.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Duncan Stuart, 443-863-0620, djastuart@yahoo.com  

    Directions: included in registration confirmation.  

    • 10/04/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Gunpowder State Park
    • 18

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    Leader: Dwight Johnson

    Easy to moderate walk along the Gunpowder River. There are a variety of habitats, from highland to riparian, so the plant community is diverse.

    Bring: Lunch and water. You can buy lunch at Graul’s Supermarket located in the shopping center on Mt. Carmel Road just east of the exit from Interstate 83.

    Cancel in the event of heavy rain.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 18

    Registration through September 12 is for members only.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register): Dwight Johnson (410) 366-7239 or dwightmjohnson@comcast.net.

    Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

    • 10/17/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • New Germany State Park, MD

    Talk: The Shifting Paradigm of American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) Conservation in Pennsylvania

    Speaker: Dr. Eric Burkhart, Program Director for Plant Science, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Penn State University

    American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) is a native North American forest plant whose root is harvested for the international medicinal plant trade. Dr. Burkhart will share results from his decade-long studies of Pennsylvania’s evolving ginseng industry. The history, importance, and complexity of the industry will be discussed along with the current status of one of North America’s most valuable, and vulnerable, plants. Dr. Burkhart will conclude by sharing current efforts within Pennsylvania to track the wild ginseng supply and help conserve this species through ‘verified’ agroforestry production.

    Field Trip Exploring New Germany in Fall
    Following his program, Dr. Burkhart will lead interested persons on an exploration of New Germany State Park. This mountain gem lies along Meadow Mountain, the eastern Continental Divide. Its many trails pass through a variety of habitats: hemlock and mixed hardwood forests, rhododendron covered streams, old field, and lakeshore. Autumn flowers, fruits, fall colors, and fungi will be the focus during this easy to moderate walk.

    This free event is open to the public. It is sponsored by MNPS in cooperation with New Germany State Park. For more details, contact Liz McDowell at lmcdnativeplants @ hughes.net

    Registration is not required.

    Directions: From I-68 take exit 22 and follow signs for New Germany State Park. Turn left into the park onto McAndrews Hill Road. The program will be held in the Lake House and the walk will leave from there.

    • 11/21/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Rock Creek Park, DC
    • 20

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    We will explore the Boundary Bridge area of Rock Creek Park, where we’ll see river birch, American elm, sycamore, musclewood, black walnut, bitternut hickory, bladdernut, silver maple, pawpaw, spicebush and many other woody plants of the floodplain. Then we’ll climb into the upland woods where several species of oak, hickories, hop-hornbeam, American beech, mountain laurel, pinxter azalea and flowering witch-hazel are found.

    Leader:  Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of the award-winning book, A Year in Rock Creek Park: the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 20. Please register by Nov. 19.
     
    Registration through Oct. 28 for members only.

    FREE 

    Notes:   We’ll cover about 2 ½ miles, mostly at a leisurely pace. Bottomland trail could be muddy so wear appropriate footwear.

    There are no bathroom facilities available at our meeting point or along the walk.

    Bring:  Water and light portable lunch.

    Cancellation Policy: Hike goes rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous or miserable.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Melanie Choukas-Bradley 301-502-7410 

    Directions: will be sent upon registration.  

Past events

08/22/2015 MNPS Workshop: Wildflower ID for Beginners
08/21/2015 Field Trip: Habitat Survey (Friday)
08/14/2015 MNPS Field Trip: West Baltimore Wildflower Project-Vacant Lots to Green Spaces
08/12/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Conservation of North American Orchids (Wednesday)
08/01/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Baltimore Botany: Plants of Druid Hill Park (Saturday)
07/25/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Exploring Elk Ridge in Summer
07/22/2015 Field Trip: Habitat Survey (Wednesday)
07/18/2015 Bioblitz at Colmar Manor/Duelling Creek
07/13/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Baltimore Botany: Plants of Herring Run Park (Monday)
07/12/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Summer Trip to Eidolon Nature Preserve (Second in a Series)
07/11/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Wetland Plant Id
07/02/2015 Field Trip: Habitat Survey (Thursday)
06/20/2015 MNPS Northeast Chapter Field Trip and Meeting (Saturday)
06/20/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Rosaryville State Park- Historic Maryland Providing a Future for Native Plants (Saturday)
06/18/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Effects of Non-native Earthworms on Mid-Atlantic Forest Soils (Thursday)
06/14/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Wild Washington- Fort Totten (Sunday)
06/08/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Cabin John Stream Valley Park (Monday)
05/30/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurels of Northwest Branch (Saturday)
05/19/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Evening Spring Plant Walk at the Don Miller Forest, Ellicott City, Howard County (Tuesday)
05/17/2015 MNPS Field Trip: WILD WASHINGTON: Fort Dupont
05/16/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Pinxters of Rachel Carson Park (Saturday)
05/16/2015 Cheverly Biodiversity Day Bioblitz (Saturday)
05/10/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Trip to Eidolon Nature Preserve (First in a Series)
05/09/2015 Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival
05/02/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park May Wildflower Hike- Hereford Area
05/02/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Wildflowers and More at Carderock/Marsden
04/26/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Watkins Regional Park Nature Hike
04/25/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Snyder's Landing
04/23/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers at Flag Ponds
04/23/2015 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
04/12/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Early Spring on the Upper Canal
04/06/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Blockhouse Point/ Muddy Branch Stream Valley
04/05/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Roosevelt Island- 131st in the Civil War Fort series
04/04/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Early Spring Wildflowers at Carderock
03/27/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Hug a Tree- Maryland's Biggest, Plus a Few Other Champs (Friday)
03/26/2015 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
03/25/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Mid-week 'Welcome Spring' Hike at Little Bennett Regional Park
03/21/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Hug a Tree- Maryland's Biggest, Plus a Few Other Champs (Saturday)
03/20/2015 CANCELLED MNPS Field Trip: Vernal Equinox Big Tree Walk at Goldmine Tract
03/13/2015 CANCELLED MNPS Field Trip: Hug a Tree- Maryland's Biggest, Plus a Few Other Champs (Friday)
03/01/2015 MNPS Field Trip: National Arboretum- 130th in the series CANCELED DUE TO SNOW AND ICY CONDITIONS
02/21/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Hug a Tree- Maryland's Biggest, Plus a Few Other Champs- CANCELED DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS
02/16/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Blockhouse Point/ Muddy Branch Stream Valley- CANCELED
02/15/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike & GBBC- Nature Park, Cheverly
02/14/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike & GBBC- Woodworth Park, Cheverly
02/01/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Dupont
01/24/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Big Trees of the Goldmine Tract
01/18/2015 MNPS Field Trip: 3rd Annual Skunk Cabbage Swamp Stomp
01/16/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Greens
01/04/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Mahon
12/21/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Solstice Walk & Hooley at Ferry Hill
12/13/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Tree ID along the Potomac
12/07/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Forts Dupont-Stanton Connector
11/09/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Rock Creek Park- Boundary Bridge Area
11/02/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Stanton
11/02/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Sugarloaf Mountain
11/01/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Trees at Greenmount Cemetery
10/24/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Seneca Creek State Park
10/18/2014 Exploring Elk Ridge in Autumn
10/11/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Cheverly Euclid Park Nature Hike and Habitat Restoration Project
10/05/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Totten
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Lum’s Pond State Park
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Elk Neck State Forest
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Rocks State Park
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: State Line Barrens
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Susquehanna Lock 12 Park
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Lum’s Pond State Park
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: White Clay Creek
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Nottingham Serpentine Barrens
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Elk Neck State Forest
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Susquehanna State Park, PA
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Cecil College grounds
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Mt Cuba Center
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Pilot Serpentine Barren
09/07/2014 MNPS: Fort Slocum Civil War Site
07/27/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Wetland Plant Id
07/26/2014 Exploring Elk Ridge in Summer
07/12/2014 MNPS Field Trip: West Baltimore Wildflower Project- Vacant Lots to Green Spaces
07/11/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
06/21/2014 MNPS Field Trip:Rosaryville State Park- Historic Maryland Providing a Future for Native Plants
06/18/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Little Bennett Summer Solstice Walk
06/13/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
06/07/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Patapsco Valley St Park, McKeldin Area
06/01/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Dupont
06/01/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurels of Northwest Branch
05/13/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Walk near Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City
05/10/2014 Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival
05/09/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
05/04/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park May Wildflower Hike – Hereford Area
05/04/2014 MNPS: Fort Chaplin Civil War Site
05/03/2014 WSSC Native Tree and Wildflower Hike
05/03/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers at Carderock
05/03/2014 Nature Walk at Robert E Lee Park
04/27/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Watkins Regional Park Spring Wildflower & Nature Walk
04/26/2014 Exploring Elk Ridge in Spring
04/26/2014 Bioblitz Howard County
04/19/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers at Turkey Run Park
04/12/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers at Governor Bridge Natural Area
04/11/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
04/06/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Shepherd Parkway Civil War Site
04/05/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Early Spring Wildflowers at Carderock
03/14/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
03/09/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Loch Raven Reservoir Watershed, Baltimore
03/02/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Connector between Fort Dupont and Fort Stanton
02/22/2014 Robt E Lee Park Restoration Project
02/16/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike & GBBC- Nature Park, Cheverly
02/15/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike & GBBC- Woodworth Park, Cheverly
02/08/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Ten Mile Creek
02/07/2014 Winter Greens
02/02/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Totten
01/25/2014 Exploring Elk Ridge in Winter
01/18/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Tree and Shrub ID Along the Potomac
01/11/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Tree and Shrub ID Along the Potomac
01/05/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Bayard
12/15/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Solstice Walk & Hooley at Chapman Forest
12/08/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Bayard CANCELLED
11/03/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Dupont
10/26/2013 Forest Ecology
10/26/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Greenbelt Forest Preserve
10/06/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Totten
10/05/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Andelot Farm
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Rock Lodge
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: North Cherry Creek Bog
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: High Rock Wildland
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Fifteen Mile Creek
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Cranesville Swamp
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Allegany College Arboretum
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: New Germany State Park
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Mount Aetna Tract
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Fort Hill
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Finzel Swamp
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Elk Ridge Native Plant Preserve
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Wolf Swamp
07/07/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Loch Raven Reservoir Watershed, Baltimore
06/15/2013 Exploring the Heaths at Elk Ridge
06/09/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Ferns on the Gunpowder
06/09/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Oxon Run Bog
06/02/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurel and Other Heaths of Sugarloaf Mountain
05/18/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park May Wildflower Hike – Hereford Area
05/18/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurels along Northwest Branch of the Anacostia
05/14/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Walk in Howard Co Near Enchanted Forest
05/05/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Forts: Fort Chaplin
04/27/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Gems of the Forest
04/27/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Carderock Area Woodlands & Tow Path
04/21/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Leakin Park, Baltimore
04/20/2013 Walk for the Woods
04/19/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Flowers at Flag Ponds
04/13/2013 Invasive Removal & Plant ID at Swann Park
04/07/2013 Urban Plant Walk and Exhibition Tour
04/07/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Dupont
03/31/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Walk in Howard Co Near Enchanted Forest
03/03/2013 MNPS Field Trip: National Arboretum
02/09/2013 Winter Greens
02/03/2013 MNPS Field Trip: National Arboretum
01/20/2013 Winter Greens
01/06/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Bunker Hill
12/16/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Solstice Walk and Hooley
12/02/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Connector between Forts Dupont and Stanton
11/04/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont
11/03/2012 Field Trip: Fall Foliage Hike at Dora Kelley
10/27/2012 Prince George's County Champion Tree Tour
10/07/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont
09/30/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: North Point State Park
09/30/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Robert E Lee Park
09/30/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Marshy Point by Canoe
09/30/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Towson University's Field Station
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Native Plant Garden Tours
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Oregon Ridge Park
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Gunpowder Falls
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Soldiers Delight
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Hampton, NPS Historic Site
09/22/2012 MNPS Field Trip: National Museum of the American Indian Gardens
09/08/2012 Fall Foliage Walk at Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract
09/02/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Stanton
07/29/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Wetland Plant Id
07/10/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Uncultivated - Wild Urban Plants
07/08/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Severn Run Environmental Area CANCELLED
06/23/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Oaks Overhead, Garrett County
06/22/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Oaks, and Other Plants, Identification Challenge
06/17/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area
06/10/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Slocum
06/10/2012 Joint Field Meeting 2012
06/09/2012 Natural History Tree Tour
06/03/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Oaks of Sugarloaf Mountain
06/02/2012 Wildflower Walk at Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract
05/20/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Piney Orchard Nature Preserve
05/19/2012 Field Trip: Certified Wildlife Habitat Tour
05/19/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park May Wildflower Hike – Hereford Area
05/19/2012 SRWA Garden Tour and Native Plant Sale
05/06/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Chaplin
05/06/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Uncultivated - Exploring Wild Urban Plants
05/05/2012 Field Trip: Greenbridge Recreation Area
05/05/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Blind Leading the Blind?
05/05/2012 Field Trip: Spring Tree Tour of the Capitol Grounds
04/29/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Severn Run Natural Environmental Area
04/28/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Carderock Recreation Area Woodlands and Tow Path
04/28/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Herring Run Park
04/24/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Jones Falls at the Inner Harbor
04/22/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Leakin Park
04/22/2012 Field Trip: Wildflower Walk
04/21/2012 MNPS Lecture: Landscaping with Native Plants to Attract Wildlife
04/21/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers at Governor Bridge Natural Area
04/21/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Druid Hill Oaks
04/14/2012 Field Trip: Big Tree Hike
04/01/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Connector south of Fort Dupont
03/04/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Totten
02/19/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Cheverly Nature Hike and Bird Count
02/18/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Tree and Plant ID Hike
02/18/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Cheverly Nature Hike and Bird Count
02/05/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont
01/28/2012 Field Trip/Workshop: Identifying Trees in Winter
01/08/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Stanton
12/18/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Solstice Walk and Hooley
11/20/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site Group: US National Arboretum
11/05/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Tree Anatomy Walk
10/22/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont
10/15/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area
10/09/2011 VNPS-Potowmack Chapter Annual Meeting and Meadow Walk
10/09/2011 Native Tree Walk
10/08/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Aquatic Plants by Canoe, Marshy Point
10/02/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Uncultivated: Exploring Wild Urban Plants
10/01/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Middle Patuxent Environmental Area
09/25/2011 Fall Conference Field Trip: Swann Park to Chapman Forest Hike
09/25/2011 Fall Conference Field Trip: Focus on Ferns at Historic St. Mary's City
09/25/2011 Fall Conference Field Trip: Exploring the Mattawoman by Water
09/18/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park - Hereford Area
09/11/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Sites: Roosevelt Island
09/11/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Severn Run Natural Environmental Area
08/21/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Magruder Branch Stream Valley Park
06/26/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Summer Solstice Walk and Fern ID Survey at Mattawoman Bottomlands
06/18/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Ferns on the Gunpowder - Gunpowder State Park – Kingsville (Perry Hall) Area, Baltimore County
06/12/2011 MNPS Field Trip: NJ Pine Barrens
06/12/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
06/11/2011 Huntley Meadows park Plant Walk: Wetland in Bloom
05/28/2011 SRWA Garden Tour and Native Plant Sale
05/28/2011 MNPS/PNPS Poconos Weekend: WAITLIST ONLY
05/08/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Sites in Washington (98th in the Series)-Fort Chaplin
05/07/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Wildflower Tour of Triadelphia Reservoir Area
05/07/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Fern Walk at Snyder's Landing
04/30/2011 Patuxent Research Refuge: Wildflower Walk
04/30/2011 Field Trip: Carderock Recreation Area Woodlands and Tow Path
04/23/2011 Field Trip: Leakin Park, Baltimore, MD
04/17/2011 Bird Walk and Invasive Plant Removal on the Blue Mash Nature Trail
04/16/2011 CANCELLED due to inclement weather: Fort Dupont Joint Field Trip of Maryland Native Plant Society and the Anacostia Watershed Society
04/03/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort DeRussy in Rock Creek Park (97th in the Series)
04/03/2011 Exploring Impacts Of Climate Change On Shoreline Property And Habitats
04/02/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery County, MD
04/02/2011 Exploring Impacts Of Climate Change On Shoreline Property And Habitats
03/27/2011 Exploring Impacts Of Climate Change On Shoreline Property And Habitats
03/26/2011 Patuxent Research Refuge: Early Spring Wildflowers
03/26/2011 Field Trip: Exploring Impacts of Climate Change on Shoreline Property and Habitats
03/26/2011 Exploring Impacts Of Climate Change On Shoreline Property And Habitats
03/06/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort DeRussy in Rock Creek Park (97th in the Series)
02/05/2011 Fort Dupont Joint Field Trip of Maryland Native Plant Society and the Anacostia Watershed Society
01/22/2011 Winter Tree ID
01/09/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Rock Creek (96th in Series)
12/19/2010 Winter Solstice Celebration
12/11/2010 Tree Anatomy Walk with Richard Murray, Arborist, Silver Spring
12/05/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Totten (94th in Series)
11/04/2010 Olmsted Woods Walk: "Brilliant Fall Color with Native Plants"
10/16/2010 Native Plant Walk
09/26/2010 Field Trip: Adkins Arboretum
09/26/2010 Nassawango Preserve
09/26/2010 Paddling the Freshwater Wetlands on Watts Creek
09/23/2010 Olmsted Woods Bird Walk
09/18/2010 South River Greenway BioBlitz
09/16/2010 Olmsted Woods Bird Walk
09/12/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Mahan (93rd in Series)
09/12/2010 Field Trip: "Plants, Insects, and Birds"
07/16/2010 Western Maryland Chapter: Wildflower Identification for Beginners
07/10/2010 Native Tree Tour, Pigtail Recreation Area, Howard County
06/19/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Ferns on the Gunpowder - Gunpowder State Park – Kingsville (Perry Hall) Area, Baltimore County
06/12/2010 Native Plant Walk
06/06/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont (92nd in Series)
06/05/2010 Sweetbay Magnolia in Central Pennsylvania
05/26/2010 Cascade Falls Trailhead Area and River Road Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park
05/22/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurels on the Northwest Branch, Montgomery County
05/16/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Rare Plant at Black Hill Regional Park, Montgomery County
05/15/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park May Wildflower Hike – Hereford Area
05/08/2010 Mothers Day Weekend in Pennsylvania's Ridge and Valley Province
05/02/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Chaplin (91st in Series)
05/01/2010 Native Plant Walk
05/01/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Carderock Recreation Area Woodlands and Towpath, Montgomery County
04/18/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Wildflowers of Red Run, Baltimore County
04/11/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Shepherd Parkway (90th in Series)
04/11/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike to Greet New Spring, Cheverly, Prince George's County

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