The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society
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  • MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Connector south of Fort Dupont

MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Connector south of Fort Dupont

  • 04/01/2012
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Washington, DC


Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

We will return to the Fort Connector in the Fort Circle Parks south of Fort Dupont, where we will again 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.  We will have an opportunity to view a soil profile of this upland terrace-gravel forest as well as travel along a path in this surprisingly intact forest.

Directions (corrected): Take Pennsylvania SE in Washington DC to where it meets Branch Avenue SE. Turn south on Branch and travel about one long block to Park Drive.  Turn right onto Park Drive and park on Fort Drive or on 32nd or 31st street where they meet Fort Drive.

Leaders: Mary Pat Rowan and Lou Aronica

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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