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TITLE: Bluebells and Bloodroots
DESCRIPTION: Visitor Center. Learn to identify Riverbends beautiful spring ephemerals, and discover the folklore that has grown up around them, as we walk along the banks of the Potomac River. Canceled if rain.

TITLE: Lake Accotink Wildflower Walk
DESCRIPTION: Join naturalist Clara Ailes for a leisurely walk along Accotink Creek in search of bluebells, dwarf ginseng, showy orchis and other spring wildflowers. Walk will meet in the close end of the first large parking lot on the left, off of Lake Accotink Access Road, which is off of Highland Avenue. Ages 10 and under free! All Ages welcome, $6. Call Hidden Pond Nature Center 703-451-9588 for info.

TITLE: May Day Baskets
DESCRIPTION: Join the tradition of making a May basket and fill it with flowers to hang on the front door of friends or neighbors as a May Day surprise. Learn to identify some wildflowers and make art with flowers.

TITLE: Nature Quest-Spring
DESCRIPTION: Be a part of the long-running naturalist program designed for the preschool-age explorer. From field to stream and everything in between, children will learn about our ocal animal species, hands-on and in the field. Topics: 3/31 Hop nto Spring, 4/7 Snakes, 4/21 Earth Day, 4/28 Terrific Tadpoles, 5/5Get Buggy, 5/12 Worms & Wildflowers, 5/19 Migration Madness, 6/2Feeding Frenzy, 6/9 Stream Safari, 6/16 Animal Movement

TITLE: Pohick Puddle Jumpers AKA Wildlife Wed.
DESCRIPTION: The youngest nature lovers can now become Pohick Rangers! Be part of the first season of eleven classes of exploration of the natural world, hands-on and up close. Plenty of digging, netting, meeting animals and you guessed itpuddle jumping in the woodlands of the Pohick Stream Valley at Hidden Pond Park. Class meets on Wednesdays at 4:305:30 pm: 4/2 Reptiles, 4/9 Animal Defenses, 4/23 Predators and Prey, 4/30 Amphibians, 5/7 Camouflage, 5/14 Sky, 5/21 Seeds, 5/28 Insects, 6/4 Wildflowers, 6/11 Butterflies and Moths, 6/18 Worms and Dirt. Cost is $40 for the series or $6 per session.

TITLE: Trillium Trek
DESCRIPTION: Travel by van to Linden, VA for a glorious display of trilliums and other spring wildflowers. Plan on a moderate hike on a rocky trail and bring a snack. Late lunch at the Apple House. Wear hiking shoes.

TITLE: Wildflower Folklore & More
DESCRIPTION: Virginias flora has a rich history of both real and imagined uses. N aturalist Alonso Abugattas shares the identification, folklore, m edicinal usage, ethics of collecting and other human interactions s urrounding wildflowers.

TITLE: Wildflowers, tinctures, teas and vinegar
DESCRIPTION: In this wildflower workshop we will take a hike and learn about the healing and edible plants that grow in the park. Then we will collect plants to create healing tinctures, teas and vinegars. Each participant will bring home a tincture or vinegar. Supply fee of $7 payable to instructor at classtime.

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