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Walk in the Gruben’s "Cobbs Hall Woods"

PHOTOS:  taken 6/30/2018 by E Gruben Cobbs Hall Run, Blooming Lizard's Tail.

On Thursday July 5th at 10 am to Noon, Bette and Roger Gruben invite NNNPS members and friends for a walk in the woods near their off grid workshop in Ditchley, VA north of Kilmarnock. 

On the walk you'll see several types of mosses, ferns, Virginia native wetland plants.  Also see the recent additions of Virginia native carnivorous plants and their companion plants to be planted near their frog pond, which still has remaining tadpoles of the illusive Spadefoot toad--first ever reported in Northumberland County!

Read about the Spadefoot (Scaphiopus holbrookii) here:
http://www. virginiaherpetologicalsociety. com/…/eastern_spadefoot.php

Driving Directions: 

Address:  Cobbs Hall LN, Kilmarnock, VA
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Starting on Rte. 200, about 2 miles north of Kilmarnock or about 10.5 miles south of Burgess:  

  1. Turn East on Ditchley Rd. (VA-607) and drive about 0.3 mi.
  2. Turn North (Left) on Apple Grove Rd. (State Rte 669) and drive about 0.8 mi.
  3. Turn East (Right) on Cobbs Hall Lane (State Rte 690) and stop on the immediate right at No.198

Bring: Camera, bug spray, water, and sensible shoes (the path is rough)