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Field Trip: "Plants, Insects, and Birds"

  • 09/12/2010
  • 10:00 AM
  • Blue Mash Nature Trail, Montgomery County

Leader: Albert Hartley

The meadows on this reclaimed land have plenty of goldenrod and blue vervain in September. A mix of wooded and open habitats along the nature trail will provide many opportunities for seeing (and photographing) wildflowers and insects. This is a good spot for birding, too. This is a flat hike, though it can get muddy, and if it has been raining there may be a stream or two to ford.

Directions: From Route 108 between Olney and Laytonsville, take Zion Road to the parking lot north of Brookville Road.

Bring: Camera; hat; water; appropriate shoes; field guides; binoculars.

Contact: Albert Hartley by e-mail at with the subject "MNPS field trip" or call 301-251-2253.

Photo Credit: Locust Borer Beetle on Goldenrod at Blue Mash, copyright 2008 by Albert Hartley.

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