The Maryland Native Plant Society

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Upcoming Field Trips

    • 12/31/2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • SE Washington DC

    153rd walk in the Wild Washington series

    On the last day of the year we will return to Fort Dupont and go on an excursion to test our skills at identifying trees and plants in winter. Fort Dupont is the second largest park in Washington DC. 

    Leaders: Allen Browne and Claudine Lebeau


    Notes: Easy to moderate walk.
    Bring: Water, and lunch or a snack.
    Cancellation Policy: Cancelled if raining or snowing. Call Claudine if weather is uncertain and you are concerned about cancellation.
    Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Claudine Lebeau, or 240-472-2803

    Directions: We will meet in the parking lot of the Ft. Dupont Activity Center off Randall Circle. Randall Circle is on Minnesota Avenue SE at Massachusetts Avenue SE. Access via East Capitol Street and go south on Minnesota Ave SE to Randall Circle which is at Massachusetts Ave SE. Or, take I-295 from the Beltway north to Pennsylvania Ave SE and turn north on Minnesota Ave. Travel north until you get to Massachusetts Ave SE which is Randall Circle. Go around the circle and into the park at the sign and you will see the parking lot on your left. 

    • 01/12/2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby, MD

    Winter Greens: Identification of plants that are green in the winter.

    For ages 16 years through adult

    Learn to identify some of our evergreen plants.  We’ll explore the forests in search of the ferns, herbaceous plants, and other trees that are green in the winter. 

    Co-sponsored by the  Calvert Nature Society and Calvert County Division of Natural Resources

    Leader: Karyn Molines

    Wear warm clothes for standing around outside (we won't be moving very fast)

    Bring (optional, but useful) a 10x hand lens, binoculars, field guides.

    Registration requested

    For information contact Calvert County Natural Resources, 410-535-5327

    Location: Flag Ponds Nature Park, 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby

Host a Field Trip

If you have a favorite place or interesting location and know where to park and where the trails lead, please contact We'll help you set it up. Consider using this form to submit information for an event. Participants bring their knowledge. They may know plants, butterflies, birds, or rocks. The trip ends up being an adventure and learning experience for everyone.

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PO Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914

MNPS is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in Maryland.
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