Flowers of Late Summer

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Date/Time
Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
Newport News Park Ranger Station

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Newport News Park 2016. Butterfly pea (Clitoria mariana)
Photo: C.Flanagan

Meet at Newport News Park’s Ranger Station, Constitution Way.  Use the NNPark entrance at Constitution Way.  From Jefferson Ave, turn onto Constitution Way; drive 0.4 mile; the Ranger Station will be on the left (GPS coordinates 37.180092, -76.545788); plenty of parking at nearby picnic shelters. 

Peninsula Master Naturalist, Susie Yager, will lead a walk through this lakeside woodland.  Strawberry Bush and Beautyberry should be in fruit and numerous late summer flowers in bloom, including Swamp Loosestrife, Jewelweed, Groundnut Vine, Cranefly Orchid and Meadow Beauty.  With luck we will catch delicate Butterfly Pea in bloom too.  The round-trip walk will be about 2.6 miles.  The Ranger Station has restrooms.  Contact Susie Yager to register at soozigus@cox.net.