Monday, March 14, 2011

Calendar: Equinox Eve (March 19)

Happy vernal equinox!
Did you know you can balance an egg on end on the equinox?
Photo credit: James Jordan
In the weather and the flowers, it's starting to look like spring out there. This Saturday is, finally, officially, the last day of winter. Perhaps you'll find a little extra Spring in your step if you join one of these walks (all on Saturday):

Matt's Habitats is taking a walk along the Northwest Branch in Silver Spring to look for frog eggs, wild edibles, and other signs of spring.  (noon - 2:30, $20)

At Huntley Meadows in Alexandria, "take a hike after dark with Huntley Meadows Park Naturalist PJ Dunn...listen for owls and frogs and watch for beaver activity." (4:30-6:00, $6)

At Jug Bay in Lothian MD, "Join a volunteer naturalist for an exploration of the Sanctuary to celebrate the coming of Spring. Look and listen for signs of the new life which is exploding all around us. We'll end up on the Marsh Boardwalk, and watch the sunset over the Patuxent." (5:00-7:30, free)

At Croydon Creek Nature Center in Rockville,  "Enjoy a hike into the forest at dusk to look and listen for signs of spring. After the hike, we’ll gather around the campfire to enjoy a campfire treat." (6:00-7:00, $5)

With Prince George's Audubon Society, go look for woodcocks. (7:00-8:00, free)

As always, there's lots more on our calendar. Happy Spring!