Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Calendar: Winter Nature (Feb 26-27)

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend, if you work somewhere that gives you the long weekend. The maples are starting to bloom, and the spring beauties are starting to send up their leaves...slowly but surely, spring is on the way. In the meantime, lots of local organizations are exploring winter.

Photo credit: Brian Hefele
Expert ecologist Rod Simmons will lead a winter tree ID workshop at Ford Nature Center in Alexandria on Saturday morning. (ages 16 and up; free but donation requested.)

Rock Creek Park will feature winter birds on Saturday afternoon. (ages 8 and up; free.)

The Patuxent NWR has a program called "Winter's Alive" on Sunday morning. (Ages 5 and up; free but reservations required.)

And Brookside Nature Center is having a Winter Ecology Walk on Sunday morning. (ages 12 and up; free but registration required.)

There's plenty more on our calendar, including hikes, geology, water politics, and tree activism. Enjoy!