May Suggested Topics & Trips

Plants

Meeting topics

  • azaleas
  • lady slippers
  • trillium
  • black locust
  • multiflora rose
  • mountain laurel

Trip

  • Thompson Wildlife Management Area

Service Project

  • weed warriors

Birds

Meeting topic

  • warblers
  • shorebirds

Trips

  • Thompson Wildlife Management Area
    • late canopy closure makes birds easier to see plus lots of wildflowers
  • http://www.mdbird.org for birding trips
  • Pine Barrens 
    • 100,000 acres in Southern New Jersey
    • Unique eco-region best experienced from canoe
      • Batsto & Mullica perfect for over night canoe trips.
      • Wading & Oswego for day trips.
    • Batona hiking trail is 50 miles.
  • Delaware Bay shorebirds & Horseshoe Crabs
    • best on high tide at full or new moon from 5/15 to 6/1.
    • Camp at Cape Henalopen State Park – youth area.

Service Project

  • Flipping Horseshoe Crabs

Animals

Meeting Topic

  • Fantail Darter

Trip

  • headwater streams of Monocacy & Patapsco Rivers

Meeting Topic

  • Herps
    • Carpenter Frogs
    • Diamondback Terrapins
    • Horseshoe Crabs

Trip

  • Pine Barrens – see birds
  • Delaware Bay – see birds
  • Assateague Island
    • Bayside campground good place to see diamondback  terrapins.

Service Project

  • Field Trip with Mr. Scott

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