Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society
General Description: We will visit the Maryland Ornithological Society's Cooper Sanctuary in Frederick County in order to develop a plant list for them. On this spring walk we will probably find quite a few flowers as the trees continue to leaf out. We will spend the morning at the Cooper Sanctuary, then eat lunch at the Chestnut Picnic area (facilities available at the picnic area) of Catoctin Mountain Park and spend the afternoon exploring the Owen's Creek area of the park. The Showy Orchis (Galearis spectabilis) should be in bloom along with other flowers. The Owen's Creek area has both the normally pink and white Showy Orchis as well as the all White Showy Orchis (Galearis spectabilis forma gordinierri).
You can get more information on all Maryland Ornithological Society's Sanctuaries at https://mdbirds.org/conservation/refuges-sanctuaries/
Leader: Joe Metzger
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 20 people.
MNPS membership not required.
Bring: Water and lunch.
Notes: Directions to the meeting place will be in the registration confirmation email that will be sent to registered participants.
Cancellation Policy: If in doubt about the weather, contact the leader, Joe Metzger.
Contact: (for additional information; not to register): Joe Metzger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: included in registration confirmation.
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