Walking Washington, DC:
30 treks to the newly revitalized capital's cultural icons, natural spectacles, urban treasures, and hidden gems.
By Barbara J. Saffir,
Wilderness Press, October 2015, $18.95, Second printing, 2018
Monday, February 28, 2022
Spring Spectacles: When & Where to Find Jaw-Dropping Birds, Blooms & Beasts in the Mid-Atlantic
Tuesday, March 15, 2022: 7 - 8 PM
SMITHSONIAN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER
Speaker: Barbara Saffir; nature photographer, author and Virginia Master Naturalist
Learn when and where to find some of the Mid-Atlantic's most jaw-dropping plant and animal life, with nature photographer and Virginia Master Naturalist Barbara Saffir. In this joyful spring jaunt, she'll reveal wildflowers worthy of Monet; a bounty of beasts; and close-up encounters with cobalt-blue, sunflower-yellow and ruby-red breeding birds that visit the DMV each spring. More than half of this "virtual safari" will focus on birds, with award-winning photographs of migratory and resident birds that capture their cool behaviors. Other animals and wildflowers will also make an appearance. You'll learn about curious critters—such as backyard squirrels that "fly" and dazzling bugs typically overlooked by their human neighbors—and wildflower spectacles, including acres of blush-pink blossoms; pink, yellow, and purple native orchids; and miles of perky bluebells meandering along curving creeks.