[BSW] Fern walk June 30-July 1 in PA

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Tue Jun 12 14:40:24 BST 2012

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 
going. jsking11 at juno.com

Fern Walk 2012

June 30-July1

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 at juno.com
Joan's cell phone # for use of that weekend only: 717-406-9666.
Provide us with your email address so we can contact you about 

1st day
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 
many others.

Last stop of the day, Bald Hill, a serpentine habitat. Adiantum, possibly 
alueticum. Also Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum, southern braken 

2nd Day:

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


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.

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