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MNPS Field Trip: Rachel Carson Day House Tour and Mountain Laurel Walk (Saturday)

  • 05/27/2017
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Silver Spring, Montgomery County
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Sponsoring Organizations: Maryland Native Plant Society and Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance

Join us in celebrating the life and accomplishments of Rachel Carson on her 110th Birthday by exploring the history and flora of the Rachel Carson House and Rachel Carson Greenway. Born May 27, 1907, Rachel Carson was an accomplished marine biologist, author and conservation pioneer.

Dr. Diana Post and Clifford Hall of The Rachel Carson Landmark Alliance invites the Maryland Native Plant Society for a tour of the Rachel Carson House National Historic Landmark in Silver Spring where Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring, published 55 years ago.

We will start with a tour of the house and scenic yard, followed by a short walk along the Rachel Carson Greenway in the Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park Best Natural Area. This spectacular, scenic, steep sided, stream valley was a favorite of both President Theodore Roosevelt and Rachel Carson.

The entrance to the Greenway trail at the end of Quaint Acres Drive will lead us to a dense hillside of mountain laurels and other heath along the trail overlooking the stream. If we are lucky, we will catch the Mountain Laurels in full bloom as well as other wildflowers.

Leaders: Michael Ellis, Diana Post and Clifford Hall



Notes:  This is not an Open House, please arrive at 10am if you wish to join the tour.

Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy walking or hiking shoes. Optional: binoculars, hand lens, cameras, field guides.

Cancellation Policy: Trip will go in light drizzle; canceled if heavy rain.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register) or 240-429-5042

Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

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