Pollinator Walk at Dyke Marsh

posted Aug 1, 2011, 8:51 PM by Marty Nielsen   [ updated Aug 9, 2011, 8:03 PM ]
Please join us for the following, co-sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh:

“The walk will be held at the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve on Saturday, August 27, from 10 A.M. to 12 noon, and will be led by Dr. Elizabeth Wells, Associate Professor of Botany at The George Washington University.  The emphasis will be on native plants and their pollinators; we hope we might see hummingbirds pollinating cardinal flowers, or butterflies pollinating swamp milkweed.  The walk is co-sponsored by the Friends of Dyke Marsh and the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. 

 “The Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, U.S. National Park Service, and is located on the western shoreline of the Potomac River about two miles south of Old Town Alexandria.  Detailed directions are on the FODM website, www.fodm.org.  We’ll meet at 10 A.M. at the wooden bridge that goes through the marsh, just opposite Tulane Drive, south of the Parkway driving entrance to the preserve.  Park on Tulane Drive and walk (carefully) across the Parkway.”