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Spring wildflower walk set May 12

By Staff | May 5, 2017

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is sponsoring a spring wildflower walk at Jefferson County’s Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area on Friday, May 12.

Larry Stritch, a retired U.S. Forest Service botanist, will lead the walk. He will introduce participants to the many spring wildflowers that are found in the region.

The Wildlife Management Area is located on the east side of the Shenandoah River, about four miles east of Charles Town.

Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. at the parking lot by the Wildlife Management Area boat launch site off Mission Road.

The walk will last about two hours, and involve about two miles of walking over moderately even ground. There is no fee and anyone with an interest is invited to attend. This is intended as a family-friendly event, and children will be welcome. Space will be limited and re-registration is required. Easy registration is available at www.potomacaudubon.org. For more information, contact Krista Hawley at adultprograms@potomacaudubon.org or 703-303-1026.

Those who participate should be sure to dress for the prevailing weather conditions, wear sturdy footwear and bring along drinking water and insect repellant.