Native Plants of Freshwater Tidal Communities with Nelson DeBarros

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Sunday, March 3, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Huntley Meadows Visitor Center


Nelson DeBarros, Vegetation Ecologist with the Fairfax County Park Authority, will give an in-person presentation on the native plants of Northern Virginia’s various freshwater tidal marshes. He will cover several area marshes and their plants, like wild rice, spatterdock and cattails, as well as some rare plants.

This is an in-person, free meeting at the Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria (Fairfax County),

Cosponsors:  Friends of Dyke Marsh, Plant NOVA Natives; Northern Virginia Trout Unlimited; Virginia Native Plant Society, Potowmack Chapter; Friends of Little Hunting Creek; Friends of Accotink Creek; and the Friends of Huntley Meadows Park

This event replaces our usual March program and there will be no second Thursday evening program in March. 

Nelson DeBarros is a Vegetation Ecologist with the Fairfax County Park Authority. Nelson earned his B.S. in Biology from Providence College in Rhode Island, and a M.S. in Ecology from the Pennsylvania State University.

Before relocating to the Mid-Atlantic, Nelson served as the program botanist for the Connecticut Natural Diversity Database.