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Wonders at Woodend: Forest Bathing through the Seasons (Guided Walk — Audubon Naturalist Society)

Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase

Savor the natural joys of each season on forest bathing walks led by Melanie Choukas-Bradley, a longtime ANS field trip leader and author of The Joy of Forest Bathing and Resilience: Connecting With Nature in a Time of Crisis. Discover the magic of shinrin-yoku, translated as “forest bathing,” a nature-oriented mindfulness practice that originated in Japan and has become popular all over the world.

$30 – $42

The Man on the Island (Documentary Film — Michael Cullinane)

Online

The Man on the Island tells the story of this unique place and its changing relevance for Americans over the past century. The story is told by Michael Patrick Cullinane and distinguished guests including Melanie Choukas-Bradley.

Free

Connecting with Nature ( Online Talk — Bradley Hills Village)

Online

Melanie will demonstrate ways that you can connect with nature despite limited mobility due to Covid restrictions and/or health issues. And she will introduce the popular practice of “forest bathing,” based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku. 

Free

Bluebells and Budbreak at Boundary Bridge (Guided Walk — Audubon Naturalist Society)

Boundary Bridge at Rock Creek Park

We’re delighted that the author of the award-winning book, A Year in Rock Creek Park and the critically acclaimed, City of Trees, will offer her 15th year of ANS nature walks in the country’s oldest urban national park. Under her expert guidance, you will witness the annual floral miracle of Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, and trout lilies in the floodplain forest, while the leaves of tulip tree and American beech begin to spill from their buds.

$30 – $42

Budbreak and Spring Wildflowers on Theodore Roosevelt Island (Guided Walk — Audubon Naturalist Society)

Theodore Roosevelt Island

We’ll witness the miracle of budbreak among the island’s remarkable trees and see the floodplain forest come alive with Virginia bluebells, spring beauties, trout lilies, cut-leafed toothwort and wild ginger. Of course, we’ll keep our eyes open for wood ducks, great blue herons, belted kingfishers, ospreys and bald eagles.

$30 – $42