Early Spring Walk at Turkey Run

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Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Turkey Run Park


Bluebells at Claude Moore Colonial Farm (Photo: Ivy Main, license CC BY-SA 3.0)

Bluebells at Claude Moore Colonial Farm (Photo: Ivy Main, license CC BY-SA 3.0)

Registration is required.

Wouldn’t a walk down the Turkey Run trails be a great way to see the first signs of spring? The trail edges there usually are full of Dutchman’s breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) and squirrel corn (Dicentra canadensis), yellow violets (Viola pubescens), of course bluebells (Mertensia virginica), stands of pawpaw (Asimina triloba), woodland phlox (Phlox divaricata), and early saxifrage (Micranthes virginiensis). We have a lot of walks in the Potomac River Gorge, and the richly diverse natural communities reward the visitor each time. As usual, the river will dictate how far into the flood plain we can go, but plan for a hike of about two miles.

Margaret Chatham will lead the walk for us, and she knows Turkey Run well because she has been removing garlic mustard from a section of the park ever since Mary Travaglini assigned her an area back in the days of the Potomac Gorge Weed Warriors. She is also editor of the VNPS Potowmack News newsletter, a volunteer at the VNPS propagation beds at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, and an Arlington Regional Master Naturalist.

VNPS programs are free and open to the public.

However, you must register to attend. Please click here to REGISTER.

To CANCEL your registration or ask a QUESTION, please email vnps.pot@gmail.com

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