Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dorchester County, Maryland, Old-Growth Forest Network recognition celebration

You are welcome to join us as we gather for a celebration to dedicate Maryland's Dorchester County forest that was recently added to the Old-Growth Forest Network
Monday, June 25, 2012, at 4:30 pm

 LeCompte Wildlife Management Area
This 353 acre forest is not old-growth yet, but is does have a nice variety of tree species and some impressive specimens. Some that will make you stop in your tracks include, willow oak, loblolly pine, and swamp white oak. The forest also has nice sweet gum, black gum, red maple, beech, and holly. Wear your rubber knee boots if you’re going to walk the trail since this flat Eastern Shore forest is usually wet, and the trail seems to be the wettest part. Heading off the trail toward the northeast will put you in a drier area with larger trees. This forest is a refuge for the rare Delmarva fox squirrel.

Closest address: 4343 Steele Neck Road, Vienna, MD 21869 (parking area is past this on the left, an unmarked circular area with a tree in the center). From Vienna (near firehouse) turn onto Elliott Island Rd (aka Market St). Go 1.1 mi to Steele Neck Rd. Stay on Steele Neck Rd for 2.9 mi until you see the parking area on the left.

Blog Archive