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MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Totten

  • 03/04/2012
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Washington, DC

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

Civil War Fort Sites in Washington, DC

We will return to Fort Totten where we will concentrate on Oaks. We will distinguish among many upland Oaks using the bark, the twigs and the leaves and acorns on the ground around the tree to make identifications. We will also identify the other native trees and shrubs in this upland terrace-gravel forest.

In 2012, the trips will focus on Oak identification as part of the Society's Year of the Oak.

Leaders: Mary Pat Rowan and Lou Aronica

Directions: Fort Totten is on Fort Totten Drive NE which is parallel to North Capitol Street and one block to the east.  It is accessible off of Riggs Road NE where you can turn south onto Fort Totten Drive NE. We will meet at the National Park Service sign for Fort Totten Park which is on the east side of Fort Totten Drive across from Allison Street NE.  If you arrive by car, you can park on Fort Totten Drive between Crittenden Street NE and Allison Street NE. 

Bring: Water and lunch.

Note: Easy to moderate walk. Trip will be cancelled if there is rain. If you have any questions, call Mary Pat in the morning of the walk before 9 am to check to see if walk will go on.

Contact: Mary Pat Rowan,, 202 526 8821.

Registration is not required.

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