A few roads were closed because this area is very close to the Camp David retreat used by our Presidents dating back to Dwight Eisenhour. No problem, we found back roads. This was private land so we had little concern of the police or military being worried about us.
I love doing walks like these because I always see things I have never seen before and always learn so much.
|Part of the group|
Started out in a fenced garden that used to be a vegetable garden many decades ago. It is fenced to prevent deer and rabbits from invading. Over the years, the owners have added many beautiful flowers and trees. Some native, some from other continents.
|Tulip Poplar Blossoms|
We then moved into the woods. Since this is private, the woodlands are pristine. Trails are maintained, but there is an abundance of moss on the paths that surely would have been worn away in the public park.
|Close up of moss|
|Squaw root - a parasitic plant that doesn't produce chlorophyll|
|Holes from Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker|
|Whole tree is affected|
|Evidence of Witch Hazel Leaf Roller|
|Old Log Home|