Free and open to the public! All are welcome, children under 14 need a parent. Leave the dogs home please. Boots and long pants recommended, binoculars, hand lens, camera and field guides very helpful if you have them. Please prepare for ticks with proper clothing and bug spray – the ticks are not heavy but it is best to be safe. Cancelled in heavy rain, light rain could go either way. call 301-367-1551 if you’re not sure.
We will be looking for whatever we can find, drawing on the knowledge of the leader and the group – birds and their calls, native and invasive plants, insects, butterflies, frogs and toads and their calls, turtles, snakes, mammals. The walks may last 2-3 hours, depending on the level of group enthusiasm, but the park is not huge, and you can always leave early.
Friday August 26, 2016 8-10 pm – Special Night Nature Walk for Night-Singing Insects
Also will be reporting back to DC Cricket Crawl
Meet in the third (uppermost) parking lot of the Colmar Manor Park. You do not have to register, but feel free to let us know you are coming firstname.lastname@example.org
From Bladensburg Road in Colmar Manor, turn south onto 37th Ave., between the IHOP and the Ft. Lincoln Cemetery. Take your first right into the park and follow the road all the way to the end, to the third parking lot.