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June 6 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Field Trip: Walk the Wilds of Delmarva Peninsula

Asclepias amplexicaulis in bloom
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This program takes place in-person Sunday, June 6 (Rain Date: Sunday, June 13)

Spend a day exploring Delmarva’s Nassawango Creek Preserve, one of the last pieces of true wilderness left on the East Coast. Clark DeLong, native plant nursery owner and botanist, leads you through several rare habitat types and discusses the unique flora of the region and ongoing restoration work to protect these communities. Observe how a return to regular burning has changed the outlook for the imperiled plant species associated with inland dune habitats. Then, walk through one of the northernmost remaining examples of a bald cypress swamp to experience an ecologically diverse array of fresh-water loving plants and a centuries old stand of Taxodium distichum. Bring your lunch, a water bottle, and insect repellent, and wear long pants and water-resistant footwear. Class size is limited.

About the Instructor:
Clark DeLong has an MS in Plant Science from the University of Maryland and is a co-owner of Delmarva Native Plants, a nursery specializing in producing plants for habitat restoration projects throughout the MidAtlantic region. He is deeply passionate about including native species in the ornamental horticulture and landscaping markets

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