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MNPS Field Trip: April Blooms in Northwest Branch (Saturday)

  • 04/15/2017
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • central Montgomery County
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Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society

Join us for a meander among the special plants on the Rachel Carson Greenway Trail.  If we time it right, we will see trailing arbutus, pinxter azalea and many wildflowers in bloom.

Each plant we identify will be documented to create a plant list of the park.  This year marks the 110th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s birth, so we will celebrate her great accomplishments by exploring this area which she explored and admired. (We may even have another trip on May 27 to celebrate her birthday.)  There is more information about the area from Montgomery Parks.

Leader: Marney Bruce and Michael Ellis



MNPS Members only until March 12.

Notes:We will be climbing hills and may even cross small streams, so be prepared.  There are no bathrooms at this location (stop at the shopping center across the street before you join us, if necessary).

Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy walking shoes or boots.  Optional: binoculars, hand lens, camera, field guide.

Cancellation Policy: Trip will go in light drizzle; canceled if heavy rain.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Marney Bruce;; 301-652-0492

Directions: included in registration confirmation. 

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