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MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site-Fort DeRussy in Rock Creek Park (Sunday)

  • 12/15/2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • NW Washington DC

167th walk in the Wild Washington series

Back again to what must have been the favorite fort for the Union army-- Fort DeRussy-- in Rock Creek Park! End of fall and soon the winter solstice. We will be concentrating on tree, shrub and vine ID using leaves, remaining fruit, bark, buds and branch structures while weaving in ecological principles at play.

Leaders: Mary Pat Rowan, Allen Browne, Claudine Lebeau


Notes: Easy to moderate walk.
Bring:  Binoculars, magnifying glass and your favorite field guide. Water, lunch and a garbage bag to sit on.

Cancellation Policy: We will cancel in the event of a forecasted prolonged downpour. If in doubt about the weather, call or text  Claudine Lebeau at 240-472-2803. 

Contact: (for additional information; not to register):  Claudine lebeau,, 240-472-2803

Directions:  We will gather at 10 AM in the parking lot of the Nature Center in Rock Creek Park. From Military Road in DC, enter the Park by turning into Glover Road. You will see signs on the left for the Nature Center and Stables. Take the direction to the Nature Center. We will make our way into the trails of the Fort by following the short path between the Nature Center and Military Road.

Address of the Nature Center: 5200 Glover Road NW, Washington DC 20015

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