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MNPS Field Trip: Hellen Creek Hemlock Preserve (Friday)

  • 05/20/2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Lusby, Calvert County

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society, Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust, Calvert Nature Society and Calvert County Division of Natural Resources

Description: Hellen Creek Preserve harbors part of an isolated stand of eastern hemlock, the southern-most in Maryland.  Some species of plants and animals found here are more characteristic of the Appalachian forest in western Maryland. Hemlocks are just one of a number of interesting plants.  One inland wetland includes pawpaw, sassafras, sweet bay magnolia, and winterberry in a braiding streambed.    

Leader:  Karyn Molines and Bob Boxwell

Register through Calvert Nature Society


Notes: For more information on the Preserve:

Be prepared for some difficult terrain, with some up and down and not all on trails; steep in places and wet in others.

Wear long pants and sleeves, good hiking shoes/boots, some areas may be muddy. 

Bring: water bottle, snacks and/or lunch.  Optional: Field guides, 10x hand lens, binoculars.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register)  Karyn Molines,

Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

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