Join long-time Nature Forward field trip leader and author of the award-winning book, Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island, and several other nature books, for a seasonal exploration of this 90-acre island in the Potomac River which serves as a fitting memorial to our conservationist and naturalist 26th President—and member of our organization in its early days.
Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of The Joy of Forest Bathing, City of Trees, and other regional nature books leads this slow-moving, immersive tour through the USBG outdoor gardens. The tour aims to promote wellness and reflection on nature. Join Melanie as she guides you to explore the beauty and wonder of the gated outdoor gardens through all five senses. You will pause throughout to witness exquisite May flowers and abundant pollinators of the Garden, share experiences, and explore observations. At the conclusion of the journey, you will have the opportunity to reflect and sip some pure maple sap “tea.”
Winter reveals the forms and d
etails of trees that often go unnoticed during nature’s busy seasons. There is magic in the air, even if we’ve had no snow!
Join Capital Nature and naturalists Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Alonso Abugattas as we explore the subtle beauty of trees in winter. We’ll look at trees you may find in your neighborhood or local parks, highlighting their winter garb and their special stories.