Friends of Dragon Run celebrated the first day of spring, March 20, with a nature walk along the Revere and Williams Loop trails. The event was an overwhelming success!
We spent the afternoon with 40 members and their families and friends who came from as far north as Alexandria and as far south as Norfolk. The weather was perfect for the first day of spring; and everyone had a great time socializing afterward while enjoying cookies and hot cider.
Twelve volunteers helped with the event including a new paddle crew member, Katie Price, who we met for the first time. Six nature guides led the four groups of guests. Teta Kain and Adrienne Frank; Jeff Wright; Kevin Howe; and Carol Kauffman and Anne Atkins.
A variety of plants and animals were out for everyone to see. Including: orangetip falcate and morning cloak butterflies; pixie cup lichen; Christmas ferns; woodpecker cavities; fungi; and a multitude of pine warblers. A special treat were two mud turtles laying eggs, an Eastern garter snake, beautiful blood root flowers, and even Easter eggs!
The Dragon Run Watershed is glorious even when you are not paddling on the water!