Springfield Forest Park Acidic Seepage Walk with Nelson DeBarros

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Friday, June 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Springfield Forest Park


Join Fairfax County Park Authority Vegetation Ecologist, Nelson DeBarros, to explore a globally uncommon Acidic Seepage Swamp (G3?/S3) at Springfield Forest Park. Encountered species will include a number of sedges, ferns, poison sumac, and several blueberry species. With any luck, swamp azalea and sweetbay magnolia will also be in bloom. We will follow an established, unpaved trail and should keep our feet dry.

The trail is fairly narrow, so our group will be limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. No pets, please.

You may also register for a morning walk starting at 10am on Saturday, May 9.

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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.