[BSW] Dyke Marsh in Bloom - Plant Walk on August 18
- Our own Beth Wells will be leading a walk for VNPS at Dyke Marsh on August
(The next BSW meeting will be Members' Night on Tuesday, September 4.
Members are invited to do a 5 to 10 minute presentation at this meeting.)
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Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:41:44 -0400
From: Diana Carter <dcarter1776@...>
Subject: [vnps-pot] Dyke Marsh in Bloom - Plant Walk on August 18
The Friends of Dyke Marsh and the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native
Plant Society invite you to the following event.
The Marsh In Bloom:
Nature Walk at the Dyke Marsh Nature Preserve
Saturday, August 18 - 10:00 am
In late summer, the marsh is in bloom and humming with pollinators. Please
join us for a nature walk led by Dr. Elizabeth Wells, Associate Professor
Emerita of Botany at the George Washington University. The emphasis will be
on native plants and identification of "pollinator syndromes"-flower
characteristics (such as color, fragrance, or shape) that may appeal to a
particular type of pollinator.
The walk is co-sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and the Potowmack
Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. It is free and open to all.
RSVP is not required for this walk. We hope to see you there!
Directions: The Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is part of the George
Washington Memorial Parkway, U.S. National Park Service, and is located on
the western shoreline of the Potomac River about two miles south of Old Town
Alexandria. We'll walk along the Mount Vernon bike trail, concentrating on
the wooden bridge/boardwalk that spans part of the marsh. We'll meet near
the trail at the southern end of the bridge, just opposite Tulane Drive.
Park on Tulane Drive or Park Terrace Drive and walk across the Parkway.
Detailed directions are on the Friends of Dyke Marsh website: www.fodm.org.
The walk will go on in a light rain, but not a severe storm. If you are in
doubt, call Pat Salamone at 703-329-1748 the morning of the walk.
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