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    • 03/01/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NE Washington, DC

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    We will visit another upland terrace-gravel forest.  This is Mt. Hamilton inside the National Arboretum.  We will also explore other natural areas of the Arboretum.

    Leaders:  Mary Pat Rowan and David Culp

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Notes: Easy to moderate walk.

    Bring:  Lunch and water. Wear good shoes and long pants because of poison ivy and greenbriar.

    Cancellation Policy: Cancelled if pouring rain. Call Mary Pat before 9 am on Sunday if you have concerns about whether the trip is cancelled due to weather. 

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Mary Pat Rowan, blair-rowan@starpower.net or 202-526-8821.

    Directions: From Northwest Washington - Follow New York Avenue east to the intersection of Bladensburg Road. Turn right (south) onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.

    From the Maryland suburbs - Take the Capital Beltway (I 495/I 95) to exit 22B (Baltimore Washington Parkway) towards Washington. Follow the Baltimore Washington Parkway approximately 7 miles to Route 50 West (New York Avenue).  Once on Route 50 get in your left lane. You will approach the intersection of Bladensburg Road where only the two left lanes turn onto Bladensburg Road. Make the left onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.

    We will meet in the R Street parking lot.

    • 03/13/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery County, Seneca Creek and Dickerson
    • 15

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    Come see Maryland’s largest known tree, an American sycamore near the Potomac River in Dickerson Conservation Park, upper Montgomery County. Coincidentally, located between it and the river is the Montgomery County champion cottonwood and nearby on the C&O Canal is the county’s champion silver maple. We’ll begin by meeting at Seneca Creek State Park to see the county champion osage orange and then carpool, stopping along the way, to see two other champs- a catalpa and Douglas fir. Optional: Meet at Dickerson Conservation Park at 2:30 p.m. if you only want to see the sycamore, cottonwood and silver maple.

    Leader:  Ralph Buglass

    A new MNPS member, Ralph has nominated several large trees that are now included in the Montgomery County Champion Tree Register after honing his tree ID skills on numerous expert-led hikes. 

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 25. 
    Registration for members only through March 1.

    Notes:   Moderate level of difficulty (possible muddy conditions); hiking boots recommended.

    Web link:  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEP/Tree/champion-trees.html

    Bring: Snack, water and field guides as desired.

    Cancellation Policy: Canceled if raining.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register)
    Ralph Buglass, rbuglass@verizon.net

    Directions: included in registration confirmation.  

    • 03/20/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Goldmine Tract, Great Falls, MD
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    This area of big trees is not a true old-growth forest but there are towering hardwood species and it is one of the finest examples of a Piedmont forest. Join us to practice your winter tree ID and to take in the wonderful views.

    Leader:  Marney Bruce

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 17. 
    Registration through February 27 for members only.

    Notes: Natural surface walk over gently rolling hills with one stream crossing.

    Bring: Binoculars, water, lunch, field guides, sturdy shoes and perhaps a walking stick.

    Cancellation Policy: Contact Marney if unsure.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register)
    Marney Bruce, MarneyB@EarthLink.net

    Directions: included in registration confirmation.  

    • 03/21/2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Montgomery County, Seneca Creek and Dickerson
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    Come see Maryland’s largest known tree, an American sycamore near the Potomac River in Dickerson Conservation Park, upper Montgomery County. Coincidentally, located between it and the river is the Montgomery County champion cottonwood and nearby on the C&O Canal is the county’s champion silver maple. We’ll begin by meeting at Seneca Creek State Park to see the county champion osage orange and then carpool, stopping along the way, to see two other champs- a catalpa and Douglas fir. Optional: Meet at Dickerson Conservation Park at 2:30 p.m. if you only want to see the sycamore, cottonwood and silver maple.

    Leader:  Ralph Buglass

    A new MNPS member, Ralph has nominated several large trees that are now included in the Montgomery County Champion Tree Register after honing his tree ID skills on numerous expert-led hikes. 

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 25. 
    Registration for members only through March 1.

    Notes:   Moderate level of difficulty (possible muddy conditions); hiking boots recommended.

    Web link:  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEP/Tree/champion-trees.html

    Bring: Snack, water and field guides as desired.

    Cancellation Policy: Canceled if raining.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register)
    Ralph Buglass, rbuglass@verizon.net

    Directions: included in registration confirmation.  

    • 03/25/2015
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Little Bennett Regional Park, Clarksburg
    • 4

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    Join Montgomery Parks Forest Ecologist, Carole Bergmann, for a mid-week hike to welcome Spring. In addition to concentrating on spring plant activity, we will be listening to and looking for spring peepers and possibly late woodcock, wood frogs and more…. 

    Leader:  Carole Bergmann

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 20.

    Registration through March 4 for members only.

    Notes: There are no restrooms on site. Dress for the weather and wear hiking shoes. Easy to moderate walk.

    Bring: Water and a snack.

    Cancellation Policy: If it is raining or rain is imminent, we will cancel. If unsure, contact Carole.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register)  Carole Bergmann, 301-651-0646.

    Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

    • 04/04/2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Carderock area of C&O Canal Park, Montgomery County
    • 16

    Sponsoring Organization: MNPS

    Early Spring Wildflowers at Carderock

    Search for the earliest spring wildflowers along the Potomac River.

    Leader: Cris Fleming

    Notes: Some of the trails we follow are quite rocky and there is one small stream crossing.

    Bring: Any field guides you like, binoculars if you want, water and snack. 

    Cancellation Policy: Canceled if heavy rain and/or lightning; not for light drizzle.

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Limited to 20.

    Directions: Will be sent upon registration.
    • 04/05/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NW Washington, DC

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    We will venture away from the Forts again this month and take a trip to Roosevelt Island in the Potomac River. Bring your plant books, good walking shoes and a sense of adventure because this is a new woodland to explore and we don’t know what we will find.    

    Leaders:  Mary Pat Rowan and David Culp

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Notes: Easy to moderate walk.

    Bring: Lunch and water. 

    Cancellation Policy: Call Mary Pat before 9 am the day of the walk if rain threatens or you have any questions about possible cancellation.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Mary Pat Rowan, blair-rowan@starpower.net or 202-526-8821.

    Directions: Because we will not be able to park in the Roosevelt Island parking lot (it gets filled by 9 am) we will meet at the Rosslyn Metro station and walk to the Island from there. We will meet at the top of the Metro escalator outside of the station at 10 am.

    • 04/25/2015
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Washington County
    • 20

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    High limestone bluffs harbor uncommon wildflowers such as dwarf larkspur, shooting star, wild columbine, erect trillium, and miterwort, also many ferns including walking fern and maidenhair fern as well as very rare northern white-cedar trees.

    Leader:  Cris Fleming

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 20.

    Registration through April 3 for members only.

    Notes: Easy walking along the towpath but there will be a couple of short, steep trails up to the ridge and back down to the towpath.

    Bring: Lunch and  drink. Field guides and binoculars optional.

    Cancellation Policy: Canceled if heavy rain and/or lightning; not for light drizzle.

    Directions: Included in registration confirmation.

    • 05/02/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Gunpowder State Park
    • 17

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    Explore late spring wildflowers on the Gunpowder in Hereford Md. - Nodding Trillium, Miterwort, and Greek Valerian along with other spring wildflowers.

    Leader:  Dwight Johnson

    ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 18

    Registration through April 11 for members only.

    Bring: Lunch and water.  You can buy lunch at Graul’s Supermarket located in the shopping center on Mt. Carmel Road just east of the exit from Interstate 83.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register):  Dwight Johnson (410) 366-7239 or dwightmjohnson@comcast.net.

    Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

    • 05/03/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • NE Washington, DC

    Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

    132 walks led in this longstanding Civil War Fort Site series

    We will return to Fort Chaplin. This is always a very special trip in May. We see wild flowers which only appear in May and each year at Fort Chaplin we seem to see more than the year before.  

    Leaders:  Mary Pat Rowan and David Culp

    REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED

    Notes: Easy to moderate walk.

    Bring: Lunch and water. 

    Cancellation Policy: Cancelled if pouring rain. Call Mary Pat before 9 am the day of the walk if you have any questions about possible cancellation.

    Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Mary Pat Rowan, blair-rowan@starpower.net or 202-526-8821.

    Directions: Meet on East Capitol Street at 41st Street NE. Traveling east on Benning Road from Minnesota Ave., NE, go all the way to where Benning curves to the right and intersects with East Capitol Street. Take a right on East Capitol and head west a few blocks until you get to 41st Street NE on your right. Take a right and park on 41st or on East Capitol if you can.

    • 05/09/2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • New Germany State Park, Garrett County
    Discover the important connection between native plants, people and wildlife at the second annual Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival!

    A large variety of plants native to the mid-Atlantic will be available for sale (cash or check only) from these select regional native plant nurseries. Advance orders are appreciated!
    Clear Ridge Nursery, Inc.
    Union Bridge, Maryland
    Enchanter’s Garden Native Plant Nursery
    Hinton, West Virginia
    Scheduled walks, programs, and activities will appeal to children, teens & adults 

    Experts from local conservation organizations, agencies and universities will answer questions on native plants and related conservation topics

    More details to follow as they become available!

    New Germany State Park & the Western Mountains Chapter of MNPS are co-sponsoring this FREE event. Your support of participating native plant nurseries through your plant purchases is deeply appreciated! For your convenience, drinks, snacks & lunch items will also be available for purchase at the Lake House. For more information visit www.dnr.maryland.gov or www.mdflora.org

    Directions: From I-68 take exit 22 and follow signs for New Germany State Park. Turn left into the park onto McAndrews Hill Road. Signs will direct you to parking for this special event.

Past events

02/21/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Hug a Tree- Maryland's Biggest, Plus a Few Other Champs- CANCELED DUE TO ICY CONDITIONS
02/16/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Blockhouse Point/ Muddy Branch Stream Valley
02/15/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike & GBBC- Nature Park, Cheverly
02/14/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike & GBBC- Woodworth Park, Cheverly
02/01/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Dupont
01/24/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Big Trees of the Goldmine Tract
01/18/2015 MNPS Field Trip: 3rd Annual Skunk Cabbage Swamp Stomp
01/16/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Greens
01/04/2015 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Mahon
12/21/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Solstice Walk & Hooley at Ferry Hill
12/13/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Tree ID along the Potomac
12/07/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Forts Dupont-Stanton Connector
11/09/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Rock Creek Park- Boundary Bridge Area
11/02/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Stanton
11/02/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Sugarloaf Mountain
11/01/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Trees at Greenmount Cemetery
10/24/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Seneca Creek State Park
10/18/2014 Exploring Elk Ridge in Autumn
10/11/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Cheverly Euclid Park Nature Hike and Habitat Restoration Project
10/05/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Totten
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Lum’s Pond State Park
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Elk Neck State Forest
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Rocks State Park
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: State Line Barrens
09/21/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Susquehanna Lock 12 Park
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Lum’s Pond State Park
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: White Clay Creek
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Nottingham Serpentine Barrens
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Elk Neck State Forest
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Susquehanna State Park, PA
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Cecil College grounds
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Mt Cuba Center
09/20/2014 Fall Conference Field Trip: Pilot Serpentine Barren
09/07/2014 MNPS: Fort Slocum Civil War Site
07/27/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Wetland Plant Id
07/26/2014 Exploring Elk Ridge in Summer
07/12/2014 MNPS Field Trip: West Baltimore Wildflower Project- Vacant Lots to Green Spaces
07/11/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
06/21/2014 MNPS Field Trip:Rosaryville State Park- Historic Maryland Providing a Future for Native Plants
06/18/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Little Bennett Summer Solstice Walk
06/13/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
06/07/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Patapsco Valley St Park, McKeldin Area
06/01/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Dupont
06/01/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurels of Northwest Branch
05/13/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Walk near Enchanted Forest, Ellicott City
05/10/2014 Mountain Maryland Native Plant Festival
05/09/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
05/04/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park May Wildflower Hike – Hereford Area
05/04/2014 MNPS: Fort Chaplin Civil War Site
05/03/2014 WSSC Native Tree and Wildflower Hike
05/03/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers at Carderock
05/03/2014 Nature Walk at Robert E Lee Park
04/27/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Watkins Regional Park Spring Wildflower & Nature Walk
04/26/2014 Exploring Elk Ridge in Spring
04/26/2014 Bioblitz Howard County
04/19/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers at Turkey Run Park
04/12/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers at Governor Bridge Natural Area
04/11/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
04/06/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Shepherd Parkway Civil War Site
04/05/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Early Spring Wildflowers at Carderock
03/14/2014 Field Trip: Habitat Survey
03/09/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Loch Raven Reservoir Watershed, Baltimore
03/02/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Connector between Fort Dupont and Fort Stanton
02/22/2014 Robt E Lee Park Restoration Project
02/16/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike & GBBC- Nature Park, Cheverly
02/15/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike & GBBC- Woodworth Park, Cheverly
02/08/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Ten Mile Creek
02/07/2014 Winter Greens
02/02/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Totten
01/25/2014 Exploring Elk Ridge in Winter
01/18/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Tree and Shrub ID Along the Potomac
01/11/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Tree and Shrub ID Along the Potomac
01/05/2014 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Bayard
12/15/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Solstice Walk & Hooley at Chapman Forest
12/08/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Bayard CANCELLED
11/03/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Dupont
10/26/2013 Forest Ecology
10/26/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Greenbelt Forest Preserve
10/06/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Totten
10/05/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Andelot Farm
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Rock Lodge
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: North Cherry Creek Bog
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: High Rock Wildland
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Fifteen Mile Creek
09/22/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Cranesville Swamp
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Allegany College Arboretum
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: New Germany State Park
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Mount Aetna Tract
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Fort Hill
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Finzel Swamp
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Elk Ridge Native Plant Preserve
09/21/2013 Fall Conference Field Trip: Wolf Swamp
07/07/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Loch Raven Reservoir Watershed, Baltimore
06/15/2013 Exploring the Heaths at Elk Ridge
06/09/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Ferns on the Gunpowder
06/09/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Oxon Run Bog
06/02/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurel and Other Heaths of Sugarloaf Mountain
05/18/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park May Wildflower Hike – Hereford Area
05/18/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurels along Northwest Branch of the Anacostia
05/14/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Walk in Howard Co Near Enchanted Forest
05/05/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Forts: Fort Chaplin
04/27/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Gems of the Forest
04/27/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Carderock Area Woodlands & Tow Path
04/21/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Leakin Park, Baltimore
04/20/2013 Walk for the Woods
04/19/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Flowers at Flag Ponds
04/13/2013 Invasive Removal & Plant ID at Swann Park
04/07/2013 Urban Plant Walk and Exhibition Tour
04/07/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Dupont
03/31/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Walk in Howard Co Near Enchanted Forest
03/03/2013 MNPS Field Trip: National Arboretum
02/09/2013 Winter Greens
02/03/2013 MNPS Field Trip: National Arboretum
01/20/2013 Winter Greens
01/06/2013 MNPS Field Trip: Fort Bunker Hill
12/16/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Solstice Walk and Hooley
12/02/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Connector between Forts Dupont and Stanton
11/04/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont
11/03/2012 Field Trip: Fall Foliage Hike at Dora Kelley
10/27/2012 Prince George's County Champion Tree Tour
10/07/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont
09/30/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: North Point State Park
09/30/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Robert E Lee Park
09/30/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Marshy Point by Canoe
09/30/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Towson University's Field Station
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Native Plant Garden Tours
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Oregon Ridge Park
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Gunpowder Falls
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Soldiers Delight
09/29/2012 MNPS Annual Conference Field Trip: Hampton, NPS Historic Site
09/22/2012 MNPS Field Trip: National Museum of the American Indian Gardens
09/08/2012 Fall Foliage Walk at Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract
09/02/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Stanton
07/29/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Wetland Plant Id
07/10/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Uncultivated - Wild Urban Plants
07/08/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Severn Run Environmental Area CANCELLED
06/23/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Oaks Overhead, Garrett County
06/22/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Oaks, and Other Plants, Identification Challenge
06/17/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area
06/10/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Slocum
06/10/2012 Joint Field Meeting 2012
06/09/2012 Natural History Tree Tour
06/03/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Oaks of Sugarloaf Mountain
06/02/2012 Wildflower Walk at Patuxent Research Refuge-North Tract
05/20/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Piney Orchard Nature Preserve
05/19/2012 Field Trip: Certified Wildlife Habitat Tour
05/19/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park May Wildflower Hike – Hereford Area
05/19/2012 SRWA Garden Tour and Native Plant Sale
05/06/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Chaplin
05/06/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Uncultivated - Exploring Wild Urban Plants
05/05/2012 Field Trip: Greenbridge Recreation Area
05/05/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Blind Leading the Blind?
05/05/2012 Field Trip: Spring Tree Tour of the Capitol Grounds
04/29/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Severn Run Natural Environmental Area
04/28/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Carderock Recreation Area Woodlands and Tow Path
04/28/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Herring Run Park
04/24/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Jones Falls at the Inner Harbor
04/22/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Leakin Park
04/22/2012 Field Trip: Wildflower Walk
04/21/2012 MNPS Lecture: Landscaping with Native Plants to Attract Wildlife
04/21/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Spring Wildflowers at Governor Bridge Natural Area
04/21/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Druid Hill Oaks
04/14/2012 Field Trip: Big Tree Hike
04/01/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Connector south of Fort Dupont
03/04/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Totten
02/19/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Cheverly Nature Hike and Bird Count
02/18/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Tree and Plant ID Hike
02/18/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Cheverly Nature Hike and Bird Count
02/05/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont
01/28/2012 Field Trip/Workshop: Identifying Trees in Winter
01/08/2012 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Stanton
12/18/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Winter Solstice Walk and Hooley
11/20/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site Group: US National Arboretum
11/05/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Tree Anatomy Walk
10/22/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont
10/15/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area
10/09/2011 VNPS-Potowmack Chapter Annual Meeting and Meadow Walk
10/09/2011 Native Tree Walk
10/08/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Aquatic Plants by Canoe, Marshy Point
10/02/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Uncultivated: Exploring Wild Urban Plants
10/01/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Middle Patuxent Environmental Area
09/25/2011 Fall Conference Field Trip: Swann Park to Chapman Forest Hike
09/25/2011 Fall Conference Field Trip: Focus on Ferns at Historic St. Mary's City
09/25/2011 Fall Conference Field Trip: Exploring the Mattawoman by Water
09/18/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park - Hereford Area
09/11/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Sites: Roosevelt Island
09/11/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Severn Run Natural Environmental Area
08/21/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Magruder Branch Stream Valley Park
06/26/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Summer Solstice Walk and Fern ID Survey at Mattawoman Bottomlands
06/18/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Ferns on the Gunpowder - Gunpowder State Park – Kingsville (Perry Hall) Area, Baltimore County
06/12/2011 MNPS Field Trip: NJ Pine Barrens
06/12/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
06/11/2011 Huntley Meadows park Plant Walk: Wetland in Bloom
05/28/2011 SRWA Garden Tour and Native Plant Sale
05/28/2011 MNPS/PNPS Poconos Weekend: WAITLIST ONLY
05/08/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Sites in Washington (98th in the Series)-Fort Chaplin
05/07/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Wildflower Tour of Triadelphia Reservoir Area
05/07/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Fern Walk at Snyder's Landing
04/30/2011 Patuxent Research Refuge: Wildflower Walk
04/30/2011 Field Trip: Carderock Recreation Area Woodlands and Tow Path
04/23/2011 Field Trip: Leakin Park, Baltimore, MD
04/17/2011 Bird Walk and Invasive Plant Removal on the Blue Mash Nature Trail
04/16/2011 CANCELLED due to inclement weather: Fort Dupont Joint Field Trip of Maryland Native Plant Society and the Anacostia Watershed Society
04/03/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort DeRussy in Rock Creek Park (97th in the Series)
04/03/2011 Exploring Impacts Of Climate Change On Shoreline Property And Habitats
04/02/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery County, MD
04/02/2011 Exploring Impacts Of Climate Change On Shoreline Property And Habitats
03/27/2011 Exploring Impacts Of Climate Change On Shoreline Property And Habitats
03/26/2011 Patuxent Research Refuge: Early Spring Wildflowers
03/26/2011 Field Trip: Exploring Impacts of Climate Change on Shoreline Property and Habitats
03/26/2011 Exploring Impacts Of Climate Change On Shoreline Property And Habitats
03/06/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort DeRussy in Rock Creek Park (97th in the Series)
02/05/2011 Fort Dupont Joint Field Trip of Maryland Native Plant Society and the Anacostia Watershed Society
01/22/2011 Winter Tree ID
01/09/2011 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Rock Creek (96th in Series)
12/19/2010 Winter Solstice Celebration
12/11/2010 Tree Anatomy Walk with Richard Murray, Arborist, Silver Spring
12/05/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Totten (94th in Series)
11/04/2010 Olmsted Woods Walk: "Brilliant Fall Color with Native Plants"
10/16/2010 Native Plant Walk
09/26/2010 Field Trip: Adkins Arboretum
09/26/2010 Nassawango Preserve
09/26/2010 Paddling the Freshwater Wetlands on Watts Creek
09/23/2010 Olmsted Woods Bird Walk
09/18/2010 South River Greenway BioBlitz
09/16/2010 Olmsted Woods Bird Walk
09/12/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Mahan (93rd in Series)
09/12/2010 Field Trip: "Plants, Insects, and Birds"
07/16/2010 Western Maryland Chapter: Wildflower Identification for Beginners
07/10/2010 Native Tree Tour, Pigtail Recreation Area, Howard County
06/19/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Ferns on the Gunpowder - Gunpowder State Park – Kingsville (Perry Hall) Area, Baltimore County
06/12/2010 Native Plant Walk
06/06/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Dupont (92nd in Series)
06/05/2010 Sweetbay Magnolia in Central Pennsylvania
05/26/2010 Cascade Falls Trailhead Area and River Road Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park
05/22/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Mountain Laurels on the Northwest Branch, Montgomery County
05/16/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Rare Plant at Black Hill Regional Park, Montgomery County
05/15/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Gunpowder State Park May Wildflower Hike – Hereford Area
05/08/2010 Mothers Day Weekend in Pennsylvania's Ridge and Valley Province
05/02/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Fort Chaplin (91st in Series)
05/01/2010 Native Plant Walk
05/01/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Carderock Recreation Area Woodlands and Towpath, Montgomery County
04/18/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Wildflowers of Red Run, Baltimore County
04/11/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Civil War Fort Site: Shepherd Parkway (90th in Series)
04/11/2010 MNPS Field Trip: Nature Hike to Greet New Spring, Cheverly, Prince George's County

Want to Host a Field Trip?

We are always looking for volunteers to host field trips. 

A Field Trip Host does not need to be a plant identification expert. The Host finds interesting locations and knows where to park and where the trails lead. Then the participants bring their knowledge. They may know plants, butterflies, birds, or rocks. The trip ends up being an adventure and learning experience for everyone. 

If you have a favorite place you would like to share with others, please contact fieldtrips @ mdflora.org. We'll help you set it up. Consider using this form to submit information for an event

Volunteer to Collect Plant Information on Field Trips

We create and publish lists of plants observed at various field trip sites. You can download and print them and take them with you. The number of lists will grow steadily, so be patient if you don't see one for your site now. You can find them at Field Trip Plant Lists.

Volunteers are needed to help create these plant lists. See our Volunteer page for more information.


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