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MNPS Field Trip: Fort Totten

  • 02/02/2014
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Washington, DC

Sponsoring Organization: MNPS

Title:  Fort Totten

Civil War Fort Sites in Washington, DC- over 100 walks led in this longstanding series.

Leader: Mary Pat Rowan and Lou Aronica

We will return to FORT TOTTEN for an early spring visit.  We will distinguish among many upland oaks using the bark, the twigs and the leaves, and acorns on the ground to make identifications. We also identify the other native trees and shrubs in this upland terrace-gravel forest. One of the largest amelanchiers we have seen exists on the earthen fortification, and we can again search for the native mulberry that we have seen in the past. 

Directions: Fort Totten is on Fort Totten Dr NE, which is parallel to North Capitol St., and one block to the east. It is accessible off Riggs Rd NE where you can turn south onto Rock Creek Church Road, NE (which becomes Ft Totten Dr). We will meet at the northern National Park Service sign for Fort Totten Park which is on the east side of Fort Totten Dr. You can park on Fort Totten Dr across from the park near Crittenden St NE.

Bring: Lunch, or a snack, and water. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing.

Notes:  Easy to moderate walk.

Cancelled if raining, but call Sunday morning before 9:00 AM if weather is uncertain and you are concerned about cancellation.

Registration is not required.

Contact: Mary Pat Rowan,, 202 526 8821.

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