Joan King has written to let the BSW know about an upcoming weekend of
fern walks led by Tim Draude. Contact Joan if you are interesting in
Fern Walk 2012
A two-day fern walk; join us for both days or just one. This walk is free
and open to the public. Lodging is on your own; bring your bag lunch for
each day. Walk rating: easy.
Leader: Tim Draude 717-393-7233
Preferred contact: Joan King jsking11@...
Joan's cell phone # for use of that weekend only: 717-406-9666.
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Meet at Susquehanna State Park, MD, at 9:30 AM.
We will meet at the Rock Run Mill in Susquehanna State Park at 9:30 AM.
See Rock Run historic area on the following map:
Susquehanna State Park is located three miles northwest of Havre de Grace
off Route 155 in Harford County, MD. The park is approximately 35 miles
north of Baltimore. Take I-95 north or south to Route 155, exit 89.
Proceed west on Route 155 to Route 161. Turn right on Route 161 and then
right on Rock Run Road. Follow Rock Run Road to the park.
Rock Run Mill, Rock Run Mansion and the Jersey Toll House are accessible
by bearing right onto Quaker Bottom Road and then bearing right onto Rock
Run Road. When you come to the "Y" bear right again, staying on Rock Run.
Cross over the bridge and the historic buildings are on the right.
The first day we will be in the Susquehanna State Park and look at
Dryopteris x leedsii. Dryopteris celsa has been reported there and we will
search for it.
There is a hart's tongue fern growing on the wall of the mill where we
meet. We can't get close enough to it for a correct identification;
possibly it is the European variety.
We will travel to several spots this day and see Lady Fern, Silvery Glade
Fern, Fragile Fern (Cystopteris tenuis), Sensitive fern, Ebony Spleenwort,
Common Polypody (Polypodium virginianum), Cystopteris bulbifera and the
Tennessee Bladder Cystopteris tennesseensis, Asplenium rhizophyllum ,
Purple Cliff-brake Pellaea atropurpurea, Blunt Lobed Woodsia, the
magnificent hybrid Leeds Wood fern, Dryopteris × leedsii, and the rare
Lobed Spleenwort, Asplenium pinnatifidum and the more common Mountain
Spleenwort, Asplenium montanum, and the rare sterile hybrid of the two,
Trudell’s spleenwort, with a much bigger frond than either parent, and
Last stop of the day, Bald Hill, a serpentine habitat. Adiantum, possibly
alueticum. Also Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum, southern braken
Meet at Dr. Gerald Hudgen's garden, Fern Dell at 10:00. We will enjoy his
four acres of ferns and fern allies; also numerous native and exotic,
indigenous and introduced wildflowers, perennials, shrubs, and trees, many
of which are rare.
We will lunch there; bring your own bag lunch.
3115 Woolsey Dr
Churchville, MD 21028
FROM THE INTERSECTION OF RTS 22 & 136
in CHURCHVILLE, MD:
Follow Rt 136 North for 0.9 mile to Rolling Road
Turn Right on Rolling Road into Rolling Green Development
Follow Whitefield Rd ~ 0.5 mile to Woolsey Drive
Fern Dell is at the 4th Driveway on the Left (Look for the Sign)
Please Park on the Street
From HDG Follow Rt 155 to Rt 22; turn Right 1 Block to Rt 136
From Bel Air Follow Rt 22 East to Rt 136 in Churchville
From Aberdeen Follow Rt 22 West to Rt 136 in Churchville
From the North Follow Rt 136 South to Rolling Road
From I-95, take Exit 80 at Rt. 543. Go west on 543 to Rt. 136.
Turn north on Rt. 136; after crossing Rt. 22, continue 0.9 miles
To Rolling Rd.