VNPS Field Trip: Mason Neck with Lisa Bright June 22

posted Jun 4, 2013, 12:29 PM by Marty Nielsen
Located on the Mason Neck peninsula, surrounded by Pohick Bay, Belmont Bay
and the Potomac River, this is an especially good place to witness many interesting Coastal wetland plants. We will walk through the trail along the wetland to the pond and to the marsh area to see an amazing variety of Coastal species, including some great patches of  lowbush and highbush blueberry, black huckleberry, swamp doghobble, serviceberry, possumhaw, and VA sweetspire. We will also find pickerel weed, arrow arum, three squares,  rose mallow, cardinal flower, smooth beggarticks, fringed and shallow sedge, sneezeweed, and many others.
 
Lisa is co-founder, Executive Director and Dharma Teacher of the Earth Sangha. She has been studying and propagating the native plants of the mid-Atlantic since 2000 and has spent many years collecting seeds from local forests and meadows for the Wild Plant Nursery.  She has covered Mason Neck and many natural areas in our region repeatedly in different seasons over the years, but says she always finds new species overlooked in previous seasons.

For more details and to reserve your spot please visit http://vnps20130622.eventbrite.com/
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