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MNPS Field Trip: Wild Washington- Civil War Fort Chaplin- Sunday

  • 11/01/2015
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • NE Washington DC


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Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

We will return to Fort Chaplin. Here we explore one of the upland terrace gravel forests of the Fort Circle. We see, under the canopy of Chestnut Oak and White Oak, the typical understory of mountain laurel, blueberry, and azalea as well as a few less frequently appearing species such as sweetbells and staggerbush. 

Because of a fire which occurred here a number of years ago, the forest floor is sparse which highlights the survivors and those species which take advantage of disturbance to get a foothold. 

Leader: Mary Pat Rowan and David Culp



Notes: Easy to moderate walk.

Bring: Water and lunch.

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-, 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.

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