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MNPS Field Trip: 3rd Annual Skunk Cabbage Swamp Stomp

  • 01/18/2015
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary


Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society and Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Skunk Cabbage is one of the very first flowers to emerge in the “spring”, popping up in January, even through the cover of snow. It is purported to have evolved over 72 million years ago, changing little since that time. It thermoregulates (similar to a “warm-blooded plant”), produces calcium oxalate crystals (making it toxic), and lives 50 to 100 years or more.

Join us for the third annual off-trail adventure to visit this fascinating plant, already in peak bloom along the swamp edges.

Leader:  Siobhan Percey

REGISTRATION and Information:  Contact Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary at 410-741-9330.  Registration is required; FREE. 

Notes: Easy trail walk, then an off-trail adventure into the swamp; approximately 1mile round trip.

Bring: Boots that can get wet; mittens, appropriate clothing; hand lens if available.

Directions:  See Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary website:

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