Co-Sponsoring Organizations: Maryland Native Plant Society and Cheverly Green Infrastructure Science Committee
Nature hike coupled with the Great Backyard Bird Count of local birds on four days (2/16-2/20). In addition to birds, we will also be identifying trees and whatever plants we may come across. This is a great chance to get outdoors, learn about birds, trees, and other plants, and enjoy what nature has to offer at this time of the year.
Leader: Matt T. SaloONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.
Notes: Fairly easy walking on good trails, but there are some slopes to climb. Bring: You will need a pair of binoculars; be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Bird or plant guides and snacks are optional.
Cancellation Policy: Trip will go in light drizzle; canceled if heavy precipitation, wind, or other inclement weather. Call 301-341-1261 if in doubt.
Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Matt Salo; firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-341-1261
Directions: Approach Cheverly from either south or north on B-W parkway; take the exit for Cheverly onto Rte. 202 (Landover Rd), head east a few hundred feet and turn right onto Cheverly Ave heading south. Watch out for a speed camera on your left. Continue 6 blocks to Forest Rd (after a small park on your left).
Turn left on Forest Rd and continue 4 blocks. On your right you will see the Town Hall at the end of a long entrance drive (opposite 64th Ave on your left). Free parking is available on the left side of Town Hall. Meet at basketball court next to the parking area. [GPS orientation - 6401 Forest Rd, Cheverly Md].
Other Hikes: If you are an experienced hiker and and don't mind difficult, rough, cross-country terrain, you may also join Matt on Friday the 12th or Monday the 15th on additional hikes along Lower Beaverdam Creek (rubber boots a must), or around Euclid Woods and the PG Hospital hill. Both morning and afternoon hikes are possible. Please call 301-341-1261 ahead for times and directions.
If you can't make it to any of the outings, you can simply observe plants and count birds around your home or neighborhood during any of the four days of the count and still make a contribution to citizen science. For GBBC information go to the website http://www.gbbc.birdcount.org and click for directions on "How to Participate."