The Maryland Native Plant Society

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  • MNPS Field Trip: Cheverly Winter Nature Hike and Bird Counts (Saturday)

MNPS Field Trip: Cheverly Winter Nature Hike and Bird Counts (Saturday)

  • 12/22/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Cheverly, Prince George's County, MD

Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society and The Cheverly Green Infrastructure Committee

Leader: Matt T. Salo 

The Cheverly Green Infrastructure Science Committee is again sponsoring combined nature hikes and winter bird counts in Cheverly, as part of its seasonal hike schedule. We will do a comprehensive survey of any birds remaining with us for the winter, as well as identify trees, shrubs and even some remaining herbaceous species. Two hikes are planned: a public one on Saturday, and another on Sunday on rougher cross-country terrain for more experienced hikers.

HIKE #1: Saturday, December 22, 2018, 9-10 AM, Woodworth Park, Cheverly, Maryland. See below for Hike #2.

All hikes will be guided by leaders familiar with local flora and fauna. We will be identifying trees and whatever native plants we come across. This is a great chance to get out, learn about plants and birds and enjoy what nature has to offer this time of the year.

Directions: Approach Cheverly from either south or north on Baltimore-Washington Parkway; take the exit for Cheverly onto Rte 202 (Landover Rd), head east a few hundred feet and turn right onto Cheverly Ave heading south.  Watch out for a speed camera on your left. Continue for six blocks to Forest Road, turn left after a small park and follow it for 3 blocks until you see Town all on your right at the end of a long entrance drive (opposite 64th Ave). Parking is available on the left side of the Town Hall. 


Bring:  You will need a pair of binoculars for the birds. Plant or bird guides and snacks are optional, but be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.  For Sunday (see below), rubber boots are strongly recommended.  

Notes:  For hike #1 on Saturday, fairly easy walking on good trails, but there are some slopes to climb.

HIKE # 2: The Sunday hikes of about two hour duration will be either in the morning or afternoon in Euclid Woods or on the Cabin Branch and Lower Beaverdam Creek floodplains, or both, depending on participant interests. Please call for details if you are interested. The cross-country terrain will be rougher with only natural trails and is recommended primarily for more experienced hikers.

Cancellation Policy:  Hikes may be cancelled for heavy precipitation, wind or other inclement weather. Call the organizer, Matt Salo, at 301-341-1261 if in doubt or if you have other questions.

Contact (for additional information): Matt Salo,  301-341-1261

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