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Spring Walk in the Woods at Carderock (Wednesday)

  • 04/24/2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Carderock Recreation Area, C&O Canal National Historical Park, Montgomery County, MD
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Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society 

Description: At one of the best sites in the DC area, see the amazing display of spring wildflowers as we walk along the Potomac River at Carderock. We will look for Virginia Bluebells, Squirrel Corn, Trout Lily, Dutchman's Breeches, Sessile Trillium, Cutleaf Toothwort, and much more. We will walk about 2 miles round-trip. The focus will be on plants, but we will be on the lookout for anything else of interest (e.g., birds, mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, animal sign) and encourage participants to share their knowledge. For ages 18 and up. 

Leader:  Ken Bawer


Notes: There are a few short but steep areas. This is on a natural surface trail with roots and rocks, so wear sturdy shoes or boots. Depending on the weather, the trail along the Potomac River can be muddy. There are bathroom facilities at the beginning of the hike.

The trails at Carderock and the rest of the Great Falls area can be downloaded from:

Bring:  any field guides you like, close focus binoculars are great to avoid kneeling, water and a snack as desired.

Cancellation Policy:  Trip will be cancelled in case of heavy rain and/or lightning, not for light drizzle.

Contact (for information, not to register): Ken Bawer,

Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

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