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MNPS Field Trip: Saturday Rambles - Lower Magruder Branch Trail (Saturday)

  • 04/01/2017
  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • upper Montgomery County, east of Clarksburg

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society and Montgomery Parks

Spring comes early to Maryland, though few people notice its unassuming arrival. On our bi-weekly saunters on the best of Montgomery County's natural surface trails, we'll be on the lookout for vernal occurrences such as the emergence of skunk cabbage flowers, shy salamanders, maple tree blossoms and the returning migrants.

Our hikes are usually up to 3 miles in length and include a few ups and downs. We stop frequently to listen, watch and learn. Directions to the trail head will be emailed to registered participants prior to the hiking date. Dress for whatever the fickle springtime weather brings us!

NOTE: This is not strictly a plant trip and may touch on natural history, cultural history, plants, animals, geology, and whatever information participants can share!

For ages 18 and up.

Leader: Ken Bawer

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 15.

Register online at Active Montgomery

First you must create an account (which can be used for future Saturday Rambles and other events). Once you have created an account, in the Search window, enter “Saturday Rambles”. Then, click “Add to Cart” next to the entry for this activity.

FREE

Notes:  Natural surface trails; no bathroom facilities.

Bring:  Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Bring any field guides you like, binoculars if you want, water and a snack as desired. 

Cancellation Policy: In the event of heavy-steady snow, sleet, or pouring rain, or icy, dangerous conditions of roads, the field trip will be cancelled.

Registration Cancellation: To cancel your registration on the Active Montgomery site, select “My Account” near the top right of the screen, then under “Account Activity” select “My Transactions”. In the row with the trip, select “Withdraw” in the Actions column, then Add to Cart, etc.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register)
Ken Bawer (kbawer@msn.com) 240-744-6306

Directions: Directions to the trail head will be emailed to registered participants prior to the hiking date.

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