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MNPS Field Trip: Native Plant ID in Greenbrier State Park (Friday)

  • 05/19/2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Boonsboro, MD
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Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

This park on South Mountain near the Appalachian Trail gets heavy traffic of summer visitors to its 42-acre stream-fed lake and beach. However, there are many native species to ID and record in the woodland areas near the lake. Of note is the variety of ferns that flourish in the shaded, moist habitat.

Fern Key (from MNPS web site)

Leader: Sandra Bloom and Gary Delise

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 15.

MNPS members only thru April 13.

Program is free; Admission to state park is $3.00 for MD residents, $5.00 out of state.  Senior citizens with a Golden Age Pass admitted free.

Notes: Short (less than 0.5 mi) level walking distance from parking lot, we will be on and off gravel trail, some uneven ground. Restrooms are available.

Bring:  Field Guide, hand lens, water, sun and insect protection, lunch. 

Cancellation Policy: Trip will go in light drizzle; canceled in the event of steady rain, storms, or high winds.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Gary Delise: Gary7x@aol.com, 240-446-6654

Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

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