June Suggested Topics & Trips

Plants

Meeting Topics & Speakers

  • Strawberries – pick your own farm
  • Sweetbay Magnolia
    • best seen from canoe
    • Corkers Creek in Shads Landing area of Pocomoke River State Park
  • Day Lilies
    • non-native, invasive, but pretty & eaten by deer
    • C&O Canal, Rock Creek Park, Sugarloaf, Gunpowder Falls & Susqhenna State Parks
  • Mulberries
  • Self-heal
  • Rhododendron
  • Enchanter’s Nightshade
  • Blueberries
  • Water chestnuts

Trip

  • Shenandoah National Park
    • mountain laurel
    • wildflowers
    • Big meadows – often see fawns & bears
    • Hawksbill & Stonyman – highest points with incredible views
    • Limber Lost Trail  – virgin hemlock forest
    • White Oak Canyon Trail – waterfalls & cascades
  • Trap Pond State Park and Trussum Pond
    • Delaware
    • Northernmost bald cypress swamps
    • early June prothonotary warbler
    • Turtles & water snakes
  • Swallowtail Falls State Park, Cranesville Bog & Dolly Sods
    • far western Maryland
    • Swallowtail Falls
      • Youghiogheny River
      • Rhododendrons
      • Virgin Hemlock Forest
      • Canyon Trail – parallels river, fossilized trees in overhanging rock slabs
    • Cranesville Bog
      • “frost pocket”
      • Cranberry & sundews in bloom
      • Tamarack, sphagnum moss,
      • Flycatchers, Northern water shrews, warblers & snowshoe hare

Service Project

Animals

Meeting Topics & Speakers

  • Fawns
    • born
    • Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park
  • Gypsy Moths
  • Periodical Cicadas
  • Sea Nettles
  • Fireflies

Trip

  • Shenandoah National Park
    • see Plants
  • Chesapeake Bay Islands

Service Project

Birds

Meeting Topics & Speakers

  • mockingbirds
  • brown pelicans – Mr. Brinker

Trip

  • Chesapeake Bay Islands

Service Project

  • Pelican Banding

 

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