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Huntley Meadows park Plant Walk: Wetland in Bloom

  • 06/11/2011
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, VA

Sponsoring Organization: Fairfax County Park Authority

Leader: Walk will be led by Harry Glasgow, coordinator of the Park's Monday Morning Birdwalk and tree ID program leader, and by Nancy Vehrs, state VNPS board member.

Walk the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows during peak bloom of buttonbush, swamp rose, and lizard's tail. Learn about plant/animal associations in a wetland environment. Also, view the Park's large stand of state rare Purple Milkweed which will be in peak bloom, attracting lots of pollinators, including frittilary butterflies. Huntley Meadows is one of the VNPS registry sites in the Potowmack Chapter area.

Asclepias purpurascens, Purple Milkweed
Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens). Photo by R.H. Simmons.

Bring: Binoculars, if you like.

Location: Huntley Meadows is located at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA 223006. Directions at

Contact: 703-768-2525

Registration: Cost: $6 fee. Sign up online through Parktakes: Or call 703-222-4664 to sign up.

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