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MNPS Field Trip: "Peak Bloom-- Mountain Laurels of Buck Lodge Community Park”

  • 05/29/2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Adelphi, Prince George's County
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Sponsoring Organization: Co-sponsored by Maryland Native Plant Society and Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

Join us for a walk along the Buck Lodge Loop trail through the scenic forest of mountain laurels, chestnut oaks, black gums and berries (Vaccinium, Rubus, Ilex, Lyonia, Photinia, etc.). This is our chance to catch an entire forest of mountain laurels in full bloom, some of the largest mountain laurels known in Prince George's County. Each plant we identify will be documented to add to the growing list of the flora of Buck Lodge.

On this trip M-NCPPC Park Ranger Mike Ellis will also unveil for the first time to the public the newly crowned county champion chestnut oak. If we have time we will also walk to the grassland right of way and the  Buck Lodge bog, home to many rare and protected plants.

Leader:  Michael Ellis and Marney Bruce

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 25.

FREE 

Notes:   There are no bathrooms at this location, but the walking is gentle and suitable for all ages. We will meet in the parking lot and will be staying mainly on the paved trails. Trails are mapped on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/HbUNcS4mcNR2

Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy walking shoes or boots. Optional: binoculars, hands lens, cameras, field guides, small notebook or free iNaturalist smartphone app to document species.

Cancellation Policy: Light drizzle is fine but canceled if heavy rain or thunderstorms.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register)  Michael.Ellis@pgparks.com or 240-429-5042

Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

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