Wildflower Walks

March 25, 2001|By LORI SEARS | LORI SEARS,SUN STAFF

Here's a sampling of wildflower walks around the state. Many places also offer self-guided walks. Call for information.

APRIL 5

1. Nature walk

Chris Manning of the Baltimore Bird Club leads walkers through Cylburn's trails for signs of spring plants and more, at 9 a.m. at Cylburn Mansion, 4915 Greenspring Ave. Walks also take place April 12, 19 and 26. Free. Call 410-367-2217.

APRIL 10

2. Kids' wildflower walk

Look for the first signs of spring, learn to identify wildflowers and learn about their history, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. For ages 7-12. $3. Call 301-949-8230 to register.

APRIL 14

3. Walk

Maryland state botanist Chris Frye leads a walk, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. from Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Free. Call 410-634-2847.

APRIL 21

4. Wildflower hike

Walk along the Youghiogheny River in Hoyes along with a naturalist from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Deep Creek State Park Discovery Center, Glendale Road, near Friendsville in Garrett County. A walk also takes place May 19. $2. Call 301-387-7067 for reservations.

5. Wildflower walk

In the company of naturalist Peter Martin of the Irvine Nature Center, discover wildflowers at Lily Pons Aquatic Gardens and along the C&O Canal near Buckeystown in Frederick County, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $32. Call 410-484-2413 by April 13 to register.

APRIL 22

6. Guided wildflower walk

See spring wildflowers in the Lostland Run area of Potomac State Forest in Oakland in Western Maryland. Meet at 2 p.m. in front of the Potomac-Garrett Office on Potomac Camp Road. A walk also takes place May 6. Free. Call 301-334-2038 for reservations.

7. Wildflowers at Cylburn

Attend a lecture on Cylburn wildflowers, then take a discovery walk with botanist David Pyle and Joyce Holmes, chairperson of the Wildflower Trail Committee, at 2 p.m. at Cylburn Mansion, 4915 Greenspring Ave. Free. Call 410-367-2217.

8. Wildflower walk

Join volunteer hike leader Emily Durkee for a tour of early spring wildflowers at 2 p.m. at Soldiers Delight Visitors' Center, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills. Free. Call 410-922-3044.

APRIL 29

9. Wildflower walk

Walk along the Potomac River in Washington County, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., with botanist Cris Fleming. Meet at the C&O Canal parking lot on Snyder's Landing Road near Sharpsburg. Presented by the Maryland Native Plant Society. Free. Call 301-657-9289 by April 27 to register.

MAY 1

10. Wildlife walk

View spring birds, frogs, wildflowers and more on a nature walk with ecologist John Canoles at 9 a.m. from Ladew Topiary Gardens' Ladew Studio, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. A walk also takes place June 2. $20-$25. Call 410-557-9570.

MAY 5

11. Wildflower walk

Look for blooming and rare flowers, budding trees and more. Walk with a naturalist, 10:30 a.m.-noon at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon. For all ages. Free. Call 410-612-1688.

12. A Wildflower Celebration

Learn to identify spring wildflowers though walking tours, participate in wildflower lectures, create wildflower crafts, more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. Call 301-949-8230.

MAY 6

13. Wildflower walk

Join botanist Jean Worthley for a tour of early spring wildflowers at 2 p.m. at Soldiers Delight Visitors' Center, 5100 Deer Park Road, Owings Mills. Free. Call 410-922-3044.

MAY 19

14. Wildflower walk

Join a naturalist for a five-mile hike down the Monroe Run Hiking Trail, beginning at 9 a.m. Meet at the Monroe Run trail, New Germany Road, near Grantsville in Garrett County. Many stream crossings. Dress appropriately. Free. Call 301-895-5453 to register.

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