Mountain Laurel Meander

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Date(s) - 05/12/18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Warwick High School Soccer Field


Mariners Museum Park, Newport News

Enjoy meandering through a natural bower of mature Mountain Laurel.  Mountain Laurel is infrequent in Virginia’s outer Coastal Plain, but these plants were brought in by the property owner ages ago and positioned near the water’s edge.  There’s no good place along the Noland Trail for close observation, so we will not walk the Noland Trail.  We will walk an older, unimproved trail through the woods, in places steep, soft, or uneven, with loose logs, protruding roots and fallen trees.  Spray feet, ankles and cuffs against ticks and chiggers.  We will also see masses of Christmas Fern, Bracken Fern, and Galax with a smattering of Mayapple and Trailing Arbutus.  Meet at the Mariners Museum Park’s meadow area across from Warwick High School’s athletic fields.  If you’re using GPS, go to the Warwick High School Soccer Field on Warwick Blvd, but turn into the meadow across from the soccer field.  Email Susie Yager at to register.


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