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Harpers Ferry

Photos by Ken Clark, 2007/05/13.

Historic Harpers Ferry, seen from Maryland Heights.

Looking east, downstream on the Potomac River, from the Stone Fort Trail on Maryland Heights.

The group at the Stone Fort on Maryland Heights.

Jody and Andy take in a view to the west from Loudoun Heights.

Ellen and John take a break on an outcrop overlooking the Potomac River from Loudoun Heights.

A Baltimore Oriole, one of many seen and heard along the rivers.

Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa), an aggressive invasive.
Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa)

Violet Wood Sorrel (Oxalis violacea).
Violet Wood Sorrel (Oxalis violacea)

Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus), found in a grove of pawpaw trees, the caterpillar's hostplant.
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus)

The flower of a Pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba).
Pawpaw flower (Asimina triloba)

One-flowered Cancerroot (Orobanche uniflora) does not have green leaves because it is parasitic on other plants.
One-flowered Cancerroot (Orobanche uniflora)

Squawroot (Conopholis americana) has no leaves and is parasitic on the roots of trees.
Squawroot (Conopholis americana)

Other pictures from Harpers Ferry:

  • May 2006
  • November 2003
  • July 2002

    More information about Harpers Ferry:

  • Hike description and trail map of Maryland Heights
  • NPS: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  • NPS: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Park

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