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MNPS Field Trip: Wild Washington - Fort Chaplin (Sunday)

  • 05/19/2019
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • NE Washington DC

Sunday, May 19, 2019 10 AM to 2 PM

164th walk in the longstanding Wild Washington Series

Continuing our series of visits to Civil War Fort sites in Washington, DC we will return to FORT CHAPLIN. Always a very special trip in May, because wild flowers are in bloom.

We will also be in one of the best forests in the Fort Circle and see much more than wildflowers. Under the canopy of chestnut oaks and white oaks, we will notice the typical understory of mountain laurel, blueberry, and azalea as well as a few less frequently appearing species such as sweetbells and staggerbush.

Virginia pine along with other pioneering species and patches of sparse forest floor remind us of a fire that occurred in a not too distant past.

Leaders: Mary Pat Rowan and Allen Browne


Bring: Water and lunch or a snack.

Cancellation Policy: Cancelled if raining, but call Mary Pat at 202-526-8821 before 9 am on Sunday of walk if weather is uncertain and you are concerned about cancellation.

Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Mary Pat Rowan,, 202-526-8821

Directions:  Meet on East Capitol Street at 41st Street NE. Traveling east on Benning Road, cross Anacostia River and cross Minnesota Ave. NE. Go all the way to where Benning Road curves to the right and intersects with East Capitol Street. Take a right on East Capitol and head west a few blocks until you get to 41st Street NE on your right. Take a right and park on 41st or on East Capitol if you can.

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