A Fall Walking Tour through Rock Creek Park - CANCELLED

The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C.

Saturday, November 14 2020 CANCELLED, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join Melanie Choukas-Bradley, the author of A Year in Rock Creek Park—the Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C. and The Joy of Forest Bathing—Reconnect with Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life, for a walk under the trees in the Boundary Bridge area of Rock Creek Park. Susan Austin Roth, the Rock Creek Park book's photographer and a Virginia Master Naturalist, will co-lead the walk, schedule permitting. Melanie and Susan are naturalists who frequently lead guided walks in the park, and they are intimately acquainted with the trees and wildflowers growing along Rock Creek. Melanie and Susan will share their love of nature and knowledge of the area’s ecology.

You'll enjoy a fall nature walk under the trees in the Boundary Bridge area of the park, where the group will look for Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, trout lilies and other early spring wildflowers of the floodplain forest as we witness the miracle of “budbreak” among the park’s venerable trees.

The tour will take place on Saturday, November 14th from 9:30 a.m. to roughly 1 p.m. The group will meet at the Boundary Bridge parking lot found along Beach Drive, where attendees can park. To get there, take the East-West Highway (Route 410) east from Connecticut Avenue (a right-hand turn if driving north on Connecticut from D.C. and a left-hand turn if driving south from the Beltway). Take the East-West Highway to Beach Drive and turn right (south) and drive to the locked gate across Beach Drive at the District line. Park in the parking lot just before the gate or along the road if the parking lot is full.

Because the tour should last up to 3 1/2 hours, attendees are encouraged to bring water, snacks, and a light lunch. In addition, sunscreen and bug spray may be needed. Bring binoculars if you wish.

We will cover up to 2 ½ miles at a slow hiking pace with some elevation change on hiking trails. There are no restrooms at the meeting location or along the route.

Price of the walk: $50 - NOVEMBER 14, 2020 WALK IS CANCELLED 

For more information, contact Bob Attardi at classes@politics-prose.com

Return Policy: Refunds are only guaranteed up to seven days before the trip.



A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938086243
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: University of Virginia Press - December 12th, 2014

The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life (Live Well) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631065705
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Rock Point - September 4th, 2018

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