Monday, February 14, 2011

Calendar: Outdoors Presidents (Feb. 19-21)

There are lots of maple-tapping events on this week's calendar -- including one of Matt's famed wild edibles walks on Saturday. It's also President's Day weekend. I always forget about this holiday until it's pretty much upon us, but some local hike planners managed to work it into their schedules:

Bald eagle
Photo credit: fusky
  • On both Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, a Rock Creek Park ranger will lead a hike "In the Footsteps of Giants," telling tales of the 5 presidents who used the park extensively. Free.
  • Saturday at the Patuxent National Wildlife Refuge, a ranger will lead a program on bald eagles. Look for them soaring over the refuge and get an idea why they were chosen for the Presidential Seal. Free, but reservations are required.
  • On Monday, the Audubon Naturalist Society is taking advantage of the holiday with a walk along the C&O Canal from Great Falls to Carderock. Registration required: $23/32.

There are lots more events this weekend on our calendar