Bluebells and Bloodroots

(Adults) Learn to identify Riverbend's beautiful spring ephemerals, and discover the folklore that has grown up around them. Meet at Visitor Center to walk along the banks of the Potomac River. Canceled if it rains.

Full Moon Nature Hike & Campfire

(6-Adult) Enjoy nature's tranquil beauty and the night sky under a full moon. Your naturalist guide points out signs of creatures that glide, fly and tiptoe through the woods in the dark. Enjoy a campfire after the hike with s'mores provided. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Managing for Native Wildflowers

(12-Adult) Each winter/spring park natural resource staff manage our natural areas for native plants and wildflowers using prescribed fire and other management techniques improve our beautiful collection of native wildflowers. Join us on a walk through our meadow and river floodplain, as we discover what's helping our native plants thrive and learn why we do it.

Practical Plants - Foraging for Herbal Remedies

(12-Adult) Learn about the healing power of plants. Discover the herbal remedies and wild edibles of Virginia and how to gather these plants safely and sustainably. Conclude the class with a make-and-take.

Spring Wildflowers & Bald Eagles Family Walk

(4-Adult) Join us on a family wildflower and eagle watching walk. A scavenger hunt helps kids find spring wildflowers as we walk between the Virginia Bluebells towards the Bald Eagle nest. A spotting scope and binoculars are available for viewing the Bald Eagles on their nest. Return to the Visitor Center for Bluebell crafts. This program is held entirely outdoors.

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