Riverbend Meadow Walk with The Grass Bunch

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Saturday, September 14, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Riverbend Park


Fall is the season of flowers—grass flowers, that is. Specifically, the warm-season grasses that have thrived despite the hot summer days and are now getting ready to produce seed for the next year. It makes it an ideal time to identify grasses from their unique seedhead shapes.

Riverbend Meadows is a haven for dozens of native grass species all within a two mile or so walk. The VNPS Potowmack Grass Bunch have explored this area well and a few will be on hand to lead our walk.

Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) at Riverbend Meadow
Photo by Margaret Chatham

Grasses likely to seen include Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), purpletop (Tridens flavus), big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) and little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), broomsedge (Andropogon virginicus), red-topped panic grass (Coleatanea rigidula), and maybe if we’re lucky sugarcane plumegrass (Saccharum giganteum).

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