Fraser Preserve Workshop

posted Jun 18, 2014, 7:23 AM by Marty Nielsen
Walk and Weed at Fraser Preserve:

A field trip with Margaret Chatham

 

Saturday, June 21
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Great Falls, VA

RSVP required: https://vnps20140621.eventbrite.com

VNPS programs are free and open to the public, but reservations are required for field trips.

Come see what’s blooming at Fraser Preserve.  In May, it’s jack-in-the-pulpit, pawpaw, hooked crowfoot, puttyroot (if the deer don’t eat them all) and clustered sanicle.  In June?  We’ll see.  Then spend half an hour getting up close & personal pulling wavy leaf basket grass.  No equipment needed, beyond the usual needs of a woodsy walk: water, insect repellent, long pants.

This is a somewhat strenuous walk, two miles down & up & down & up (but that way you get to see wetlands & hilltops!)  Carpooling is encouraged.

 Our Leader:

Margaret Chatham is a Potowmack Chapter Board Member, a story-teller and a long-time volunteer at Fraser Preserve.

 The Site:

Fraser Preserve is a 220-acre tract owned by The Nature Conservancy. Many of the natural habitats found in the Piedmont region are represented at Fraser.

 For more information about this beautiful site, see:

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/virginia/placesweprotect/fraser-preserve.xml
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