Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society
Waterford Park in the city of Frederick, Maryland, is a good place to concentrate on tree ID in the late winter/early spring. The park has many plantings of trees, both natives and cultivars, including a few native trees not often seen. Some of the trees have signage and/or low branches surrounded by open areas, so we can look closely at buds and twigs. A dedicated group of volunteers, the Friends of Waterford Park, has done extensive work removing non-native invasives. Their goal has been "to develop a “passive” park making use of native plants to enhance the area for wildlife and to educate the public about the benefits of native plants, while at the same time maintaining space for other existing uses of the park."
Leader: Marney Bruce and Anne DeNovo
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Limited to 15.
MNPS members only through March 9, 2018.
Notes: Easy walking, 1 mile or less.
Bring: Field guides, hand lens if you have one, water, snack, binoculars if you like, sun or rain protection.
Cancellation Policy: We will go in drizzle or light rain but the trip will be canceled in the event of heavy rain or storms. If in doubt, call the leader in the morning on the day of the trip. Phone number will be provided with registration.
Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Marney Bruce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Directions: included in registration confirmation.