Kingman and Heritage islands are located in the Anacostia River. Both islands are built from dredged material from the Anacostia. Despite their unusual beginnings, these islands have been chosen to be a model nature preserve. A lot of efforts have been deployed to remove invasive species. On this walk we will concentrate on tree, bush and plant ids using tree bark, buds, branch structures, desiccated fruit and dead leaves.
Join the Maryland Native Plant Society for a field trip through the islands with Vincent Verweij, Allen Browne and Claudine Lebeau. This will be the 155th walk in the Wild Washington series.
Registration is not required. Visit https://www.mdflora.org/event-2849185 for more information.
Notes: Easy to moderate walk.
Bring: Boots, identification guides, binoculars, magnifying glass, water, lunch/snacks and a garbage bag to sit on.
Cancellation Policy: Extreme weather and heavy rain will cancel this event. Call the number below around 8 AM on the day of the trip if in doubt.
Contact: (for additional information; not to register) Claudine Lebeau, Claudine_l_lebeau@yahoo.com or 240-472-2803
Directions: Meet near the entrance to Kingman and Heritage Islands in the parking lot of RFK stadium - Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Washington, DC, NE 20002.