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MNPS Field Trip: Early Spring Walk in the Woods: Rock Creek Regional Park at Meadowside Nature Center (Friday)

  • 04/06/2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mid-Montgomery County, MD, between Rockville and Gaithersburg

Friday, April 6, 2018 10 AM-12 noon

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society and Montgomery Parks 

We will hike about one-half mile at a slow pace on natural surface trails near Meadowside Nature Center in Rock Creek Regional Park. This area has both upland and riparian woodlands. The focus will be on plants, but we will be on the lookout for anything else of interest (e.g., birds, mushrooms, reptiles, amphibians, animal sign) and encourage participants to share their knowledge. For ages 18 and up.

Leaders: Ken Bawer (MNPS)


Register online at Active Montgomery

First you must create an account (which can be used for future Montgomery Parks events). Once you have created an account, in the Search window, enter “Walk in the Woods”. Then, click “Add to Cart” next to the description for this activity. Make sure you select the correct date if there are multiple events.

Notes: Moderate hike with some moderate slopes. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. Bathrooms are in the Meadowside Nature Center.

The Lake Frank and Meadowside Trails Map can be downloaded from:

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

Cancellation Policy:  The field trip will be canceled if heavy rain and/or lightning, not for light drizzle.

If you register but find you cannot attend, please cancel your registration on the Active Montgomery site. To cancel,  select “My Account” near the top right of the screen, then under “Account Activity” select “My Transactions”. In the row with the trip, select "Withdraw" in the Actions column, then Add to Cart, select Proceed to Checkout, check Acknowledgment box, select Next.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register)
Ken Bawer (

Directions: Will be sent by Montgomery Parks to those who register.

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