Sunday, June 30, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM
165th walk in the longstanding Wild Washington Series
Continuing our series of visits to Terrace-Gravel forests sites in Washington, DC we will return to the National Arboretum. There Mt. Hamilton is an upland terrace-gravel site where we can see many of the same species we see at most of the Civil War Forts.
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. If time permits we can also explore the restored Beech woods.
Leaders: Mary Pat Rowan and Allen Browne
REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.
Bring: Water and lunch or a snack.
Cancellation Policy: Cancelled if raining, but call Mary Pat at 202-526-8821 before 9 am on Sunday of walk if weather is uncertain and you are concerned about cancellation.
Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Mary Pat Rowan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-526-8821
Directions: We will meet in the parking lot at the R Street Entrance.
R STREET ENTRANCE
From Northwest Washington: Follow New York Avenue east to the intersection of Bladensburg Road. Turn right (south) onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.
From the Maryland suburbs: Take the Capital Beltway (I-495/I-95) to exit 22B towards Washington. Follow the Baltimore Washington Parkway approximately 7 miles to New York Avenue. Get in your left lane. You will approach the intersection of Bladensburg Road where only the two left lanes turn onto Bladensburg Road. Make the left onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.
For additional directions go to: https://www.usna.usda.gov/visit/hours-and-directions/
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