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Plant Walk in Howard County Near Enchanted Forest
This small stream valley, mostly on private land, contains a diversity of species which possibly occur naturally: Spring Beauty, Fringetree, Blackhaw Viburnum, Arrowwood, Mapleleaf Viburnum, Spicebush, oak, hickory, red maple, Dogwood, Blackgum, Ash, Tulip-poplar, American Beech, Wild Geranium, False Solomon's Seal, Bedstraw, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Mayapple, New York fern, sensitive fern, blackberry, and sedges. This is the second year that we will explore this area, to add to our survey of its flora and note changes over time.
Leader: Heidi Pringle, Maryland Native Plant Society and the Natural History Society of Maryland
Directions: From Rte. 29 take Rte. 40 West past Chatham Road then make the first left onto Plumtree Drive. At the end of Plumtree Drive make a right onto Frederick Road. Make the first left at the sign for the Ellicott City Senior Center (9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD[masked]), and park next to Frederick Road in the old Miller Branch Library parking lot.
Note: A climb down a small steep hill is necessary to enter the forest. There is an area with some poison ivy that must be crossed. In the event of rain, this walk will be held the next day. Call if in doubt about cancellation.
Contact: Heidi - [masked], (410)[masked]
Registration required. Limited to 25.
This trip is co-sponsored by the Natural History Society of Maryland and the Maryland Native Plant Society.