Botanical Society of Washington 2008 Field Trips – Revised Schedule 25 July 2008 The Botanical Society of Washington plans to offer five local field trips in the Washington, D.C., region in the 2008 season, including a short-distance, easy-going, everybody-welcome fall trip appropriate for old-timers, little kids, and others. We also plan a weekend excursion farther afield, this year to central Delmarva, Aug. 2-3.
Unless indicated otherwise, Society field trips are open to the interested public.
The current schedule for 2008 follows. Check the BSW web site (http://www.botsoc.org/) for individual trip announcements as available, as well as revisions to this summary list.
Note: The previously announced but unscheduled late-summer Mattawoman Creek canoeing trip has been cancelled, but may be offered in 2009. A terrestrial field trip to the nearby Chicamuxen Wildlife Area will be offered instead, on Saturday, August 16th.
April 12, 2008 (Saturday) Bear Island, Potomac River Gorge (Montgomery Co., Md.) – Dan Nicolson, trip leader. Completed -- Detailed announcement available. BSW trip coordinator: Larry Morse
April 19, 2008 (Saturday) Gold Mine Tract, Potomac River Gorge (Montgomery Co., Md.) – Dan Nicolson, trip leader; and Ken Wright, trail guidance. (Revised -- Same meeting place as the April 12th trip, but different destination.) Completed -- Detailed announcement available. BSW trip coordinator: Larry Morse
April 26, 2008 (Saturday) Susquehanna River Gorge (Harford Co., Md.) – Larry Morse, trip leader. Completed -- Detailed announcement available. BSW trip coordinator: Larry Morse
Continued August 2 & 3, 2008 (Sat./Sun.) – Annual Weekend Excursion Central Delmarva (with group dinner and overnight in/near Seaford, Del.) – Bill McAvoy (Delaware Natural Heritage Program) and Larry Morse (Washington, D.C.), trip leaders. Final announcement available; additional details to follow. BSW trip coordinator: Pat Ford Final (revised) itinerary:
Nanticoke River estuarine wetlands (including seaside alder, Alnus maritima, and an Atlantic white cedar swamp) (Meet at 1:00 pm at the Quality Inn, Seaford, Del.)
Picnic lunch at Tuckahoe afterwards (Bring your own)
Additional habitats in the region, or Adkins Arboretum (nearby)
Caution: Consider beach-traffic patterns if using the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
August 16, 2008 (Sat.) Chicamuxen Wildlife Area, Charles Co., Md., near Indian Head (11:00 am - 4:00 pm). Coastal Plain habitats, including a sea-level, freshwater-tidal hardwood swamp with Magnolia virginiana. – Larry Morse, trip leader. (Terrestrial substitute for cancelled canoeing trip.) Additional details to follow. BSW trip coordinator: Larry Morse
Mid-October or early November, 2008 Chapman Forest (Charles Co., Md.). – Rod Simmons, trip leader.
Short-distance, easy-going, everybody-welcome trip appropriate for old-timers, little kids, and others who don’t (or can’t) join the longer walks and more rugged terrain characteristic of most of our botanical destinations. BSW trip coordinator: Rod Simmons * * *
Carpooling: Contact the BSW trip coordinator (not the local leader, if different) if you want a ride or would like to take riders.
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BSW Field Trip Committee 2008: Larry Morse(email@example.com)(202)-543-2488), Chair
Pat Ford (firstname.lastname@example.org) Rod Simmons (email@example.com)