Sunday, June 20, 2010

Calendar: Summer Evening Activities

As we enjoy the longest days of the year (and the days are getting hotter), there are lots of activities scheduled in the evenings. It's a great way to get out and enjoy nature without having to worry about the sun. In fact, the animals follow the same philosophy -- so you're more likely to see critters on some of these events than if you go out at high noon. Advance registration is required for many of these events; check our calendar or the sponsoring organization for details.


Photo credit: FreeWine
Monday evenings bring a recurring tour of the National Garden at the US Botanic Garden on the Mall.

Wednesday evening, there are movies and nature activities at Locust Grove Nature Center in Bethesda; a walk at Brookside Nature Center in Wheaton to listen for wood thrushes and other "crepuscular creatures"; and fishing at Walney Pond in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Chantilly.

Thursday brings a parent-child fishing event at Riverbend Park, and an advanced dragonfly class with the Audubon Naturalist Society (to be followed by a full-day field trip on Saturday).

Friday, you can go fishing by kayak at Riverbend Park, or on an evening C&O Canal hike with the Center Hiking Club.

Saturday, there are evening pontoon boat rides on the Anacostia leaving from Bladensburg Waterfront Park, and a moonlight paddle tour at Pohick Bay in Lorton. Long Branch Nature Center is having a campfire, and there's an evening walk at Huntley Meadows.

As always, there's plenty more on our calendar, and you're welcome to highlight more in the comments. We'll see you out there!

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