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MNPS Field Weekend: Fall Wildflowers for Beginners (Sunday)

  • 09/18/2022
  • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Gatewood Preserve, Calvert County
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Sponsoring Organization: Maryland Native Plant Society and Calvert County Natural Resources Division
Location: Gatewood Preserve, 2800 Grays Road, Prince Frederick, Calvert County

Leader: Karyn Molines,


For adults, although teens 16 years and older may attend.

Fall wildflowers can be a challenge to identify if you don't know what to look for. We'll learn to “key-out” local plants using the popular Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide. Other field guides can be used, but the instruction will focus on the terminology and methodology of Newcomb's. This will be an outdoor hands-on class in open meadow habitat. 

We'll even review how to take photos of key identifying characteristics to add to an iNaturalist observation or share on social media for others to help identify.  Bring a fully charged camera or cell phone to take pictures. 

Please consider buying Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide before the program and reading the introduction. A few copies of the guide and extra lenses will be available to borrow.

Bring: Water, lunch or snacks, field guides, hand lens, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, tick/insect repellent. Ticks and chiggers may be present.


The Maryland Native Plant Society has developed policies and procedures for public program operations based on state and CDC guidelines.

Please consider the safety, health, and well-being of all participants in our programs and stay home if the participant is ill. Full refunds will be given for cancellations due to health concerns.

During registration we will ask each individual, or if under 18 a parent, to complete an agreement to the policies

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