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    • 12/07/2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • SE Washington, DC

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    This is the 127th trip in our series of field trips in the Fort Circle Parks of Washington, DC: We will visit the Fort Circle Connector between Forts Dupont and Stanton to investigate the geology and plants of the Terrace Gravel.  

    Leader:  Mary Pat Rowan

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Notes: Easy to moderate walk.

    Bring:  Snack, water. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing.

    Cancellation Policy: In case of impending or existing bad weather, call Mary Pat before 9 am the day of the walk.

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

    Directions:  Get on Pennsylvania Avenue SE and travel south east from Minnesota Avenue east of the Anacostia River.  When you get to Branch Avenue (a lighted intersection) turn right on Branch and take the first right on Park Drive.  We will meet where 32nd Place meets Park Drive.

    • 12/13/2014
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Carderock, Montgomery County, MD
    • 1

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    Carderock is a great area to see lots of common trees and shrubs in our area. We will use bark, twigs, buds, form, habitat, and other characteristics to identify woody plants in this scenic area. We'll be strolling along the C&O Canal towpath and in the woods. 

    Leader:  Matt Cohen

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 30.
    Registration for the first week, through Nov. 15 , for members only.

    Notes: Parts of the trails will be rocky and possibly muddy with a stream crossing or two.

    You may want to bring: Water, snacks, field guides, good hiking shoes, binoculars, note pad, camera

    Cancellation Policy: If it's rainy or snowy, the walk will be canceled. You will be notified by 11:00 a.m. the morning of the walk if the walk is cancelled.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register)
    Matt Cohen, matt@mattshabitats.com 

    Directions: included in registration confirmation.  

    • 12/21/2014
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Washington Co. MD

    Leaders: Rod Simmons and Carole Bergmann 

    Sponsors: MNPS, VNPS Potowmack Chapter and Botanical Society of Washington

    Celebrate the winter season at Ferry Hill with its spectacular scenery and remarkable diversity of native plants, wildlife, and natural communities.  

    Ferry Hill, part of the C&O Canal National and Historical Park, sits atop a high bluff and cliffs overlooking the Potomac River just opposite Shepherdstown, West Virginia. From the summit of the site, we will traverse the exceptional, old-age Rich Cove and Slope Forest that extends along the north of the property overlooking the C&O Canal and Potomac River. After descending from the forest, we will walk along the base of the cliffs and the towpath to see a diversity of evergreen ferns, bryophytes, and other plants. The Rich Cove and Slope Forest at Ferry Hill is considered to be one of Maryland’s finest examples of this natural community type.

    During this year’s trip, we’ll see a diversity of species and natural communities, including old-age Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), Cucumber-tree (Magnolia acuminata), White Oak (Quercus alba), Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra), Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), White Ash (Fraxinus americana), American Beech (Fagus grandifolia), and American Basswood (Tilia americana var. americana), as well as American Arbovitae (Thuja occidentalis), Black Maple (Acer nigrum), Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra), Paw Paw (Asimina triloba), and others. We’ll also see many species of evergreen ferns and other plants growing on the limestone cliffs. If there’s time, we also hope to measure for nomination to the Maryland Big Tree Register two champion-sized Cucumber-trees, and possibly other exceptionally large and old trees.

    Notes:  Most of the walk traverses rolling, fairly open forest along trails, though some steep grades will occasionally be encountered.

    Free field trip. Registration is not required.

    Cancellation Policy:  *In the event of heavy-steady snow, sleet, or pouring rain, or icy, dangerous conditions of roads, the field trip will be cancelled. The rain or snow date will be TBA in January 2015. In the event of a rain date for the walk, the description and route will follow as planned, with the emphasis on winter evergreens.

    Bring: Wear sturdy shoes and bring lunch or snacks and water.  
     
    Directions
    In Maryland from the Capital Beltway (495), take 270 west towards Frederick. At Frederick, take I-70 west a short ways to Alt. 40 west (Exit 49). Take Alt. 40 west to Boonsboro. Turn left onto Shepherdstown Pike (Rt. 34) in Boonsboro and proceed to entrance on right at Ferry Hill just before bridge over Potomac River. Proceed up driveway to parking area beyond mansion.

    From Virginia, take Rt. 9 west to Hillsboro. Just past Hillsboro, turn right onto Rt. 671 and proceed to Loudoun Heights at Rt. 340. Turn left onto Rt. 340 and proceed a short ways past Harpers Ferry and Bolivar to right turn onto Rt. 230 (Shepherdstown Grade Road). Proceed north on Rt. 230 to Shepherdstown and to junction of Rt. 45. Turn right onto Rt. 45 and proceed a short ways, crossing the Potomac River bridge, and turning left almost immediately on the Maryland side into the entrance drive to Ferry Hill. Proceed up driveway to parking area beyond mansion. (Rt. 45 is a West Virginia route which becomes Rt. 34 in Maryland.)

    Contact:  Liz Jones, elksjones at aol.com

    • 01/04/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • NE Washington, DC

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    We will return to Fort Mahan (this is the 128th trip in our Fort Circle Parks series) and go on an excursion to follow Watts Branch east to look at a supposedly restored streambank.

    Leader:  Mary Pat Rowan

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Notes: Easy to moderate walk.

    Bring:  Water and lunch.

    Cancellation Policy: A light drizzle is fine, but cancelled if raining. Call Mary Pat before 9 am the day of the walk if you have any questions about possible cancellation.

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

    Directions:  Meet across from Fort Mahan on Benning Road NE. Traveling east on Benning Road from Minnesota Av. NE go three blocks and turn right (it may be 41st Place or Street) to park on the street there or in a small parking lot just off the street at a recreation center.

    • 01/16/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ward Farm Nature Park, Dunkirk

    Winter Greens: Identification of plants that are green in the winter.

    For ages 16 years through adult

    Learn to identify some of our evergreen plants. We’ll explore the forests in search of the ferns, herbaceous plants, and trees that are green in the winter. 

    Co-sponsored by the Battle Creek Nature Education Society and Calvert County Division of Natural Resources

    Leader: Karyn Molines

    Wear warm clothes for standing around outside (we won't be moving very fast)

    Bring (optional, but useful) a 10x hand lens, binoculars, field guides.

    Register through the BCNES web site.   No fee for MNPS or BCNES members. $8 per person fee for nonmembers.

    For information contact Calvert County Natural Resources, 410-535-5327

    Location: Ward Farm Recreation and Nature Park, Dunkirk. Directions will be sent to all who register

Past events

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

Want to Host a Field Trip?

We are always looking for volunteers to host field trips. 

A Field Trip Host does not need to be a plant identification expert. The Host finds interesting locations and knows where to park and where the trails lead. Then the 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

Volunteer to Collect Plant Information on Field Trips

We create and publish lists of plants observed at various field trip sites. You can download and print them and take them with you. The number of lists will grow steadily, so be patient if you don't see one for your site now. You can find them at Field Trip Plant Lists.

Volunteers are needed to help create these plant lists. See our Volunteer page for more information.


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