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A Spring Walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island (In-Person Tour) — Smithsonian Associates)
April 13, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am EDT$55 – $75
Enjoy a spring morning walk on a natural oasis in the Potomac with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, the author of the book Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island. The nearly 2-mile path follows the island’s shore and moves deep into the swamp and tidal inlet along the boardwalk where willows, bald cypresses, and cattails frame views of Washington, D.C.
She shares an overview of the landscape’s fascinating mix of trees, wildflowers, birds, and other wildlife and highlights the island’s history and the legacy of the naturalist and conservationist president it memorializes. The morning also includes pauses for moments of guided forest bathing to quietly soak up the beauty of this wild island set against the capital city.
In addition to her book on Theodore Roosevelt Island, Choukas-Bradley is the award-winning author of six other regional nature titles, including Resilience: Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis and City of Trees, available for sale through Politics & Prose.