Beauty and Mystery in Druid Hill Park

Palisade Against Rush

In the morning rush hour on the I-83 Jones Falls Expressway, the 10.2-mile  “JFX” passes a few feet from another world: thick yellow poplar, beech, oak, maples and other old growth on the park’s east side. Tightly packed drivers traveling 70 miles an hour may know the exemplary Maryland Zoo and Rawlings Conservator yet be oblivious to hikers nearby on the hills of Mountain Pass Road or to the waters rushing down to meet the Jones Falls or to the deep woods and lush lawns. There is plenty of chlorophyll by the expressway.

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