The Spring, Summer and Fall of 2017 includes one-day field trips as well as a multiday field trip to sites of botanical interest. Please contact Karen Mohn if you have a suggestion for a trip.
2017 Field Trips
We have a wonderful slate of field trips this year, some local, and some very interesting ones at a distance. Descriptions and directions follow, but here is the preliminary list. Take out your calendars and mark them as priorities now !
Sunday February 26th, 9:30 am Evansburg State Park, intersection of Ridge Pike and Fern Avenue Leader: Link Davis.
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Directions: for GPS either use the intersection or coordinates- N 40.169407 W 75.426952 From Schuylkill Expressway or coming from the south on 202, approaching King of Prussia, take 422 west (Pottstown). Exit at Oaks/Audubon. Right on Egypt Rd. Left on Pinetown Rd. Left on Eagleville Rd. for 2 miles, then left onto Ridge Pike. The parking lot is 1 mile on the left at the bottom of the hill. There is a blue sign that says Burdo Sons Quarry. From the north: 363 south to Ridge Pike in Trooper. Right onto Ridge Pike continue through Eagleville to the parking lot on the left. OR 113 south. Left on 29 in Rahns to a T in Collegeville. Left onto East Main Street then right at the fork ( almost straight) to Ridge Pike. Parking lot will be on your right just after crossing the Skippack Creek. Directions to Whitefields, 15 minutes away, will be handed out at the hike.
Sat., April 8th-Mt. Cuba, near Wilmington DE Take an in-depth look at the gardens with an expert Docent, learn about notable native plants, and receive tips on sustainable gardening practices. Tour content will vary as the gardens are dynamic and ever-changing. Participants will take home a native plant. Tours are two hours in length and include walking over rolling terrain and mulched paths. Tickets include admission, so pack a picnic lunch to enjoy in the gardens after your tour has ended. Groups of 10 or more receive a discounted rate of $12 per person. We need a leader to receive reservations and order tickets.
Midweek, late April-Shenks Ferry, Lancaster Co. This out of the way beauty is a gem. An easy walking trail takes you through a valley of wildflowers following along a beautiful stream bed. A must for spring ephemerals. Weekends in April are so crowded at Shenks Ferry, it is a challenge to park. We need a leader for this midweek hike.
Saturday, July 8th, 10AM, Green Lane Reservoir Montgomery County An intergenerational outing. Bring your children, grandchildren, young neighbor. We will take a casual walk on a shady trail along the Green Lane Reservoir. Age appropriate scavenger hunts will be designed for children, which will help us all appreciate the beauty of this park. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterwards. The park has boat rentals if you want to extend your stay. Leader: Karen Wolfe, high school biology teacher, former park naturalist, outdoor enthusiast.
June 16-20 Waterton Wildflower Festival Waterton National Park in Alberta, Canada, is adjacent to Glacier National Park in Montana. Ever since Janet and Tom Whitefield presented a program to DVFWS about their week there in 2010, Karen and Brian Mohn have been trying to schedule a trip. This is the year, and they would be pleased if other members from DVFWS would join them. Details of last year's week can be found on https:// mywaterton.ca/events/watertonwildflower-festival-2017. There is a sign up there to be first to receive the 2017 schedule. Transportation and lodging are on your own. Sign up for classes begins in April. Whitefields would be happy to offer suggestions. See wildflowers up close as you hike, or from horseback, cruise, or canoe. Indulge in an afternoon tea with local experts, or learn about wildflower photography and painting. Waterton is a very walkable little town nestled in the mountains and lakes.
Sept. 16 Weekend Foray in Warren County, PA. Elk viewing in the meadows and a beautiful area among house sized boulders. Karen and Brian Mohn,