Events of April 8, 2017

Wildflower Walk

John Parrish and RG Steinman will again lead this Spring's Sycamore Island Wildflower Walk on Saturday, April 8th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. RAIN or SHINE! Please join us.

Bring a lunch or snack, water, and dress for the weather. We will be exploring the area in the vicinity of Plummer's Island near lock 10.

We will meet at the Lock 10 parking area at 9:50 a.m. and depart at 10. The parking area for Lock 10 is on the Clara Barton Parkway just inside the Beltway. It is accessible only from an inbound direction headed toward DC. (The Carderock Exit off the Clara Barton Pkwy is a close by turn-around point.)

We hope to encounter such delights as Spring Beauty, Toothworts, Dutchman's Breeches, Trout Lily, Early Saxifrage, Bloodroot, Trilliums, Golden Ragwort and maybe even Golden Alexanders and Twinleaf.

If the river level remains as low as it is right now, we will be able to rock hop over to Plummers Island, which is "the most thoroughly studied Island in North America."

Questions: Call 301-565-2025 or e-mail

All members and club applicants are invited.