Wednesday, October 4, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Maple Flat Ponds is in the National Forest about 1/2 hour South of Waynesboro. This unique environment of Sinkhole Vernal Ponds features 90 vascular plants which are somewhat disjunct from their range including some are rare and endangered species. The walk will include visiting several of the ponds and a lunch break at the large and beautiful Spring Pond. Expect about 3 hours of easy walking. We will also look for Marbled Salamanders beginning their breeding cycle. The walk leader has monitored salamander populations there for 13 years as part of a Virginia Master Naturalist Stare-wide project.
Free registration required (click here) due to the sensitive nature of the environment and plans to visit some of the rare plants, the group is limited to 12.
Driving directions and more specifics will be sent to those signing up.