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MNPS Field Trip: Wild Washington- Fort Chaplin (Sunday)

  • 05/07/2017
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • NE Washington DC


Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

148th walk in the Wild Washington- Forts series

Continuing our series of visits to Civil War Fort sites in Washington, DC we will return to FORT CHAPLIN. Always a very special trip in May, because wild flowers are in bloom. 

We will also be in one of the best forests in the Fort Circle and see much more than wildflowers. Under the canopy of chestnut oaks and white oaks, we will notice the typical understory of mountain laurel, blueberry, and azalea as well as a few less frequently appearing species such as sweetbells and staggerbush. 

Virginia pine along with other pioneering species and patches of sparse forest floor remind us of a fire that occurred in a not too distant past.

Leaders: Liz Matthews, Allen Browne and Claudine Lebeau



Notes: Easy to moderate walk but remember we may encounter poison ivy so dress accordingly.

Bring: Water and lunch or a snack.  

Cancellation Policy: Cancelled if raining, but call Claudine at 240 472 2803 Sunday morning before 9:00 AM if weather is uncertain and you are concerned about cancellation. 

Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Claudine Lebeau, Claudine_l_lebeau@yahoo.com240-472-2803.

Directions: Meet on East Capitol Street at 41st Street NE.  Traveling east on Benning Road, cross Anacostia River and cross Minnesota Ave. NE. Go all the way to where Benning Road curves to the right and intersects with East Capitol Street.  Take a right on East Capitol and head west a few blocks until you get to 41st Street NE on your right.  Take a right and park on 41st or on East Capitol if you can.

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