September 08, 2017

DC-area meet-up: Sunday September 10, 10am @ Suitland Bog, MD


Calling all DC-area iNaturalists -- it's time for an end-of-summer gathering, to visit a very special place in Prince George's County Maryland.

Our last trip to Meadowood Recreation Area in Fairfax County, Virginia was fantastic (see @muir's journal post), following previous trips to Woodend Sanctuary in Montgomery County, Maryland (see @carrieseltzer 's journal post) and Rock Creek Park in DC (see @treegrow 's journal post).

Suitland Bog Natural Area

Inside the Beltway in Prince George's County, just a short drive from Suitland Metro Station (Green Line), Suitland Bog is one of the Mid-Atlantic's best and most well studied Magnolia Bogs (a globally-rare endangered ecosystem). A variety of carnivorous plants, as well as other rare and threatened plants thrive at Suitland Bog. There are nice trails and a boardwalk to comfortably traverse through the sights of the bog and surrounding parkland. Suitland Bog Natural Area is managed by the M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation, in Prince George's County, Maryland. The bog is open to the public from dawn to sunset.

The plan is to meet at the Suitland Bog parking area on Suitland Road. I will try to arrive around 10am, and we will explorer the meadows, trails, pine barrens, and of course, Suitland Bog. To reach me, my cell phone # is (24O) 429-5O42.







Please add a comment below if you need a ride, or can provide a ride, and we will try to carpool to the extent possible. We can work to coordinate picking up some folks from Suitland Metro Station (Green Line) beforehand.

If you haven't attended one of these gatherings before, all are welcome! They are loosely organized and fun, very informal, and people can come and go as they please. The group usually spreads out and moves at a naturalist's pace. Impromptu picnics are known to occur. It's an amazing group to be with at a really amazing place, you won't want to miss it!


iNaturalist pages for this trip:

When:

Sunday September 10th, 10 am (or anytime you can make it).

Address:

Suitland Bog Natural Area
5904 Suitland Rd, Suitland, MD 20746


Coordinates:


38.837478, -76.903086


Google Maps:



Bring:

  • Water
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Repellent
  • Long Pants and Hiking Shoes
  • FULLY CHARGED Smart Phones/Camera/Usual Gear
  • Extra USB battery chargers

Tagging recently active users & participants from previous field trips, and others. Please tag and invite others freely.
@treegrow @carrieseltzer @calopteryx @peggyo @jhammock @briangratwicke @judygva @botanygirl @belyykit @ashley_bradford @elliotgreiner @mellis @achang @jgingold @krosenthal @tminatbe @mmn_noriko @mdnaturalist @treichard @kestrelsparverius @gwh @lorax32 @lynnparsons @tkirk304 @lucareptile @jacobogre @kellykrechmer @annagypsy @kisaacson @etotin @yogagalen @eglaeser @mkoenig @nicocampalans @klthomasart @ecologyelise

@cldc @rumeltr @danieljayyoung @timbir5 @abookb @zenbrrdrr @jmarlow1 @jazabellcat @josh_rudder @poepoe @am708510 @nathanjr74 @anolis23 @pauljohnsoncloud @lorib2 @auriecatt @lookandsee @lornament @frankriley @mdmswim @riddlecs @whodamanhd @riddlelm @anacostiabiota @ashegan @baturtle @francestoler @jorbogmont @karynmolines @patuxentlindsay @jmgconsult @maryeford @serenella

Let us know if you plan to join! Again, my cell phone # is (24O) 429-5O42.

NOTE:

There are no restrooms at this park. Public restrooms are available at the nearby Suitland Community Center, 5600 Regency Ln, District Heights, MD 20747
Posted on September 08, 2017 03:09 by mellis mellis | 21 comments | Leave a comment

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