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 nature hikes, coupled with the Great Backyard Bird Count of local birds on four days (Friday through Monday, from February 15 through February 18, 2019. Two public hikes are planned for Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17 at the Woodworth and Cheverly Nature Parks respectively, and two more by invitation for experienced birders. All hikes will be guided by experienced naturalists. In addition to birds, we will also be identifying trees and whatever plants we come across. This is a great chance to get outdoors, learn about birds, trees, and other plants, and enjoy what nature has to offer this time of 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( after a small park on your left).
From Cheverly Avenue turn left on Forest Road and follow it for about 4 blocks. On your right you will see the Town Hall at the end of a long entrance drive (opposite 64th Avenue on your left). Free parking is available in the small lot on the left side of the Town Hall. Meet at the basketball court next to parking area.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.
Bring: You will need a pair of binoculars. Bird or plant guides and snacks are optional., but be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
Notes: Fairly easy walking on good trails, but there are some slopes to climb.
Cancellation Policy: May be cancelled for heavy precipitation, wind or other inclement weather. Call 301-341-1261 if in doubt.
Contact (for additional information): Matt Salo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-341-1261
Other Hikes: If you are an experienced hiker and don't mind difficult, rough, cross-country terrain, you may also join Matt on Friday February 15 or Monday February 18 on two additional hikes along Lower Beaverdam Creek (rubber boots a must), or around Euclid Woods and the PG County Hospital hill. Both morning (10 am-noon) and afternoon (2 pm-4 pm) hikes are possible. Please call 301-341-1261 for times and directions.
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