Sponsoring Organizations: Maryland Native Plant Society and Botanical Society of Western PA
Created by a meander in the Youghiogheny River, this 100-acre peninsula is a unique habitat that contains many rare and interesting plants. The Youghiogheny River flows north, picking up seeds in Maryland and West Virginia and depositing them at Ferncliff, north of their usual growing range. The deep gorge is slightly warmer than the surrounding area, which allows these southern refugees to survive. Recognized for its botanical diversity for over a century, the 100-acre peninsula was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1973.
Leader: Joe Metzger
Cancellation Policy: Trip will go in light drizzle; canceled if heavy rain.
Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Joe Metzger: JoeMetzger65@gmail.com or phone at home (301) 264-3161 or cell (240) 285-3925 [on day of trip]
Directions: will be sent to registered participants with their confirmation and pre-trip reminders.
©Maryland Native Plant Society PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914MNPS is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in Maryland.