April Ephemerals of Turkey Run

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Turkey Run Park


Sessile Trillium aka Toadshade or Trillium sessile (Photo by Alonso Abugattas)

Sessile Trillium aka Toadshade or Trillium sessile (Photo by Alonso Abugattas)

By popular demand, we are adding a second walk at Turkey Run, the first weekend of April. Depending on the mix of precipitation and temperature, the earliest signs of spring will already be at a different stage. There is a good chance that the vast stands of bluebells (Mertensia virginica) will have started to emerge from the mud. And we’ll probably also see toadshade (Trillium sessile), harbinger-of-spring (Erigenia bulbosa), early saxifrage (Micranthes virginiensis), Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) and squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis), and yellow violets (Viola pubescens). The trails there can be demanding, so please come prepared for a lengthy and somewhat rigorous walk.

Alonso Abugattas is a well-known local naturalist, storyteller, and blogger. He is the Natural Resources Manager for Arlington County Parks. A former officer, including president, of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, Alonso is a master naturalist and master gardener, serving as an instructor for both, and he was a co-founder of the Washington Area Butterfly Club. He invites you to check out his Capital Naturalist Blog (http://capitalnaturalist.blogspot.com/), Capital Naturalist Facebook Group, YouTube Channel, and/or follow him on Twitter.

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