[CANCELLED] Barcroft Magnolia Bog with Alonso Abugattas and Greg Zell

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Saturday, July 13, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Barcroft Park


[July 9, 2019] This Event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Join Alonso Abugattass and Greg Zell on a Field Trip to the Barcroft Magnolia Bog on Saturday, July 13 from 9am to 12 noon. Registration details and more information coming soon.

Step carefully as you explore this rare endemic plant community!

See more information about the Barcroft Magnolia Bog Restoration Project.

From the April 2017 Edition of the National Recreation and Park Association’s monthly magazine:

As part of a habitat survey in 2003, local botanist Rod Simmons alerted Arlington Parks and Recreation staff that about a century ago there had been a globally rare Magnolia Bog ecosystem on what was now a 24-acre site, located within the county’s Four Mile Run Watershed at the southern end of Barcroft Park. This forgotten area was hemmed in by housing, industrial development and ball fields. A little sleuthing determined that under all the invasive plants, such as English Ivy, bush and Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora rose and lesser celandine, were remnants of the “white sand and gravel bogs,” that M. L. McAtee in his 1918 publication, A Sketch of the Natural History of the District of Columbia Together with an Indexed Edition of the U.S. Geological Survey’s 1917 Map of Washington and Vicinity, called the “Magnolia bog.”