MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurels along Northwest Branch of the Anacostia

  • 05/18/2013
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Maryland or vicinity
  • 4


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Sponsoring Organization: MNPS

Title: Mountain Laurels along Northwest Branch of the Anacostia

Description: Join us for a meander among the mountain laurel and other special plants on the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail. If we time it right, the lovely mountain laurel will be blooming and covering hillsides. And we may even be able to catch the pinxterflower in bloom. There are several members of the Heath Family of plants in the area, so let’s see how many we can spot! We will be climbing hills and may even cross small streams, so be prepared.

Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy walking shoes or boots. Optional: binoculars, hands lens, cameras, field guides.

Note! There are no bathrooms at this location. (Stop at the shopping center across the street before you join us, if necessary)

Light drizzle is fine but cancelled if heavy rain.

Leader: Marney Bruce

Directions: From the south: Go north on US29 for approximately 1 1/4 miles past the Washington beltway, going through the Southwood Ave. traffic light. At the next traffic light make a U-turn (on your right there's a BP and a shopping center with a Trader Joe's, on your left is the Choice Center parking garage). Immediately after u-turn, go right into the large parking lot by the brick building (you'll see a big dam with water flowing over it).

From the north:
Go south on US29. Pass New Hampshire Ave. and go about another mile. Pass the traffic light for Lockwood Drive. Then, go through the next traffic light (the shopping center with the Trader Joe's is on your left and the Choice Center parking garage is on your right). Immediately after that light, turn right into the large parking lot by the brick building (you'll see a dam with water flowing over it).

Contact: Marney Bruce or 301-652-0492.

Online Registration is required. Limit: 12.

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