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MNPS Field Trip: Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract (Sunday)

  • 10/08/2023
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Patuxent Research Refuge
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Join us in exploring the largest contiguous natural area between Washington DC and Baltimore.  We will visit plant communities not open to the general public.

The Patuxent Research Refuge is home to a wide variety of rare and common plant communities.  These include New Jersey Pine Barrens, upland mesic woods, wetlands, and various types of acidic seepage bogs.  The Refuge is home to over 1,200 species of vascular plants, at last count.

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

Registration through September 15 for MNPS members only

Leaders: Helen Lowe Metzman and Robert Ferraro



Bring: Binoculars, water, snack, field guides, insect repellant.

Cancellation Policy: Walk will proceed in drizzle, but will be cancelled in case of storms

Contact: (for additional information; not to register) - Helen Lowe Metzman

Directions: included in registration confirmation.


The Maryland Native Plant Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

During registration we will ask each individual, or if under 18 a parent, to complete an agreement to the policies

Please read our full policy statement.

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