Balls Bluff Hike - Sat 4/7

posted Mar 14, 2012, 2:29 PM by Marty Nielsen

Early Spring Wildflowers
At Ball’s Bluff above the Potomac River
Guided Walk

Saturday, April 7
10:00 am

RSVP and information:

Diana Carter at 703 620-2724 or

Blanca Vandervoort at 540-837-1637

Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Leesburg, VA

The Potomac flood plain in early spring is an ephemeral garden.  Enriched by botanical migrants from the western highlands, Balls Bluff Battlefield Park represents a preserved “hot spot” for native flora in our area.

Join well-known local naturalist and teacher John DeMary on an early spring visit to this unique site.

VNPS programs are free and open to the public.

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take VA-7 west to Leesburg.  Take US-15 north (Leesburg by-pass) for about one and one half miles.  At a large housing development, turn right on Battlefield Parkway and then left on Ball’s Bluff Road for one mile to the parking lot.  Reliance on GPS for directions is not advised.  We will start the walk from the parking lot.