Field trip to Blockhouse Conservation Point Park
Time & Location
About the Event
Led by Marney Bruce, a field trip leader for the Montgomery County Native Plant Society, we'll look for new and native growth at Blockhouse Conservation Point Park, a 630 acre MoCo park off of River Road.
We’re timing this to see observe and identify emerging spring growth in the park, including spring beauties and toothwort. If we’re very lucky, we may see red admiral and zebra swallowtail butterflies. The walk is gently sloping but to get to the overlook, there is a steeper slope. You may choose not to head up to the overlook. We’ll ensure someone waits with you while others head there.
This walk is limited to 10 participants so we can hear Marney and also each other’s comments/questions.
We abide by Covid-19 recommendations to mask and social distance.
More on Blockhouse Point: https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/blockhouse-point-conservation-park-trails/
Here also is info on the Maryland Native Plant Society https://mdflora.org
Your attendance at the event is understood to hold The Wild Earth Spiritual Community and its leaders harmless in case of illness, accident, or injury.
Important to note:
- Please arrive at 9:45. We begin walking at 10:00.
- There are no restrooms at Blockhouse Point.
- Parking fills quickly. (We do not recommend parking across River Road. Traffic moves fast.) We will be in the LARGER parking lot, the first lot you come to on the left while heading west on River Road (from DC). (The smaller lot holds only 5 -6 cars.)
- Bring your own snack and water.
- If you wind up unable to come, please let us now as soon as possible so we can add those on the waiting list.
Please abide by the following COVID-19 Safety Requirements:
Participation will be restricted to those who registered.
Face covering over your mouth and nose is required at all times during the gathering. Unfortunately, if you do not wear a mask, we will kindly ask you not to attend. We will not be able to provide face coverings.
We will not be able to supply hand sanitizer, insect spray, sunscreen or chairs. Hydrating is important. We will not have snacks or drinks to share. Please bring your own if you want or need any of these things.
Please do not attend if:
You have had two or more symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days before the gathering; or
You have come in contact with anyone else with COVID-19 symptoms in the last 14 days before the gathering; or
You are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test or you are waiting for the symptoms to subside to the point of being recovered; or
You have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still suffering from COVID-19 or if symptoms have subsided and it has not been at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms before the gathering.