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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.Call Hidden Pond Nature Center 703-451-9588 for info.

TITLE: Philadelphia Flower Show
DESCRIPTION: Includes motor coach and admission. The theme of this year's show is Explore America 100 Years of the National Park Service. Each path highlights nature, culture, history and monuments that tell diverse stories about our National Parks. Along the trails, you'll see diverse landscapes, beautiful gardens and award-winning plants. See the range of horticultural elements in the national landscape, including wildflowers, desert blooms and ancient redwoods. Be immersed in history through stories honoring our national heritage. Bring a lunch or enjoy the atmosphere and food of the Redding Terminal located across the street. Trip departs Green Spring Garden Gardens at 10am and returns at 10pm. Trip cancellation deadline: February 4, 2016.

TITLE: Philadelphia Flower Show
DESCRIPTION: Includes motor coach and admission. The theme of this year's show is Explore America 100 Years of the National Park Service. Each path highlights nature, culture, history and monuments that tell diverse stories about our National Parks. Along the trails, you'll see diverse landscapes, beautiful gardens and award-winning plants. See the range of horticultural elements in the national landscape, including wildflowers, desert blooms and ancient redwoods. Be immersed in history through stories honoring our national heritage. Bring a lunch or enjoy the atmosphere and food of the Redding Terminal located across the street. Trip departs Green Spring Garden Gardens at 8am and returns at 8pm. Trip cancellation deadline: February 4, 2016.

TITLE: Philadelphia Flower Show, PA
DESCRIPTION: Includes motor coach and admission. The theme of this year's show is Explore America 100 Years of the National Park Service. Each path highlights nature, culture, history and monuments that tell diverse stories about our National Parks. Along the trails, you'll see diverse landscapes, beautiful gardens and award-winning plants. See the range of horticultural elements in the national landscape, including wildflowers, desert blooms and ancient redwoods. Be immersed in history through stories honoring our national heritage. Bring a lunch or enjoy the atmosphere and food of the Redding Terminal located across the street. Pickup/return schedule: Fair Oaks Mall-depart 6:30am, return 9pm; Mason Government Center-depart 7am, return 8:30pm; Lee District RECenter-depart 7:30am, return 8:pm. Trip cancellation deadline: February 19, 2016.

TITLE: Sketch Hike: Spring Ephemerals
DESCRIPTION: Join park naturalist and artist Margaret Wohler for a hike focusing on spring wildflowers and learn sketching techniques to enhance your observation skills.

TITLE: Spring Wildflowers of Scotts Run
DESCRIPTION: Meet at Scotts Run Nature Preserve and walk the trails in search of spring beauty, Dutchman's breeches and other spring ephemerals in these rich woods. Meet in West parking lot. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Canceled if rain.

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: Wild Side Wagon Ride
DESCRIPTION: Take a 90-minute tractor ride with a park naturalist to parts of the wetland that are difficult to reach on foot. Look for animals in each of the three Huntley Meadows Habitats; meadow, forest, and wetland and about how park staff manages each area. Take a moment for refreshments while looking for wildflowers, birds, and dragonflies. Meet at 6901 South Kings Highway. Canceled if rain.

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