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Spring Wildflower Trip: Lundale Farm and Warwick County Park
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
Tue, Apr 24, 2012, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Tickets: 90 for non-members, $75 for members
Dr. Ann Rhoads
Senior Botanist, Morris Arboretum
Dr. Tim Block
Director of Botany, Morris Arboretum
Lundale Farm, near Pughtown in northern Chester County was the home of Eleanor Morris, founder of the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust. The property, which is still in the family and protected under a conservation easement, contains a forested slope underlain by gneiss geology that will be the first stop on our trip. The forest has a high degree of structural integrity as a result of hunting pressure, which has prevented the devastation of shrub and herbaceous layers by deer. We will access the slope via the Horseshoe Trail that traverses the site. Although we haven't yet seen this site in the spring time, all indications are that there will be a diverse array of wildflowers, trees, and shrubs including several rare species. We will go to Warwick County Park, which is nearby, for lunch. The diabase geology that underlies the park will provide us with additional opportunities for botanizing. Bring a lunch and something to drink. We will travel together by bus from the Arboretum. Park in the meadow next to the entrance kiosk.
100 East Northwestern Avenue
Philaelphia, PA 19118
In the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia
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