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Connecting people to nature in the Washington, DC area: places to go, what to look for, and gorgeous photos for when you're stuck indoors.
LOOK FOR: Jack In The Pulpit
2015-04-26 13:10
The Jack in the pulpits are starting to unfurl right now. I've always loved these flowers, showy in their design rather than their color. Jack in the pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum Photo credit… Read More
What's Blooming At Turkey Run?
2015-04-17 16:26
If you do nothing else this weekend, please, PLEASE go see the bluebells in your favorite river valley. They should be stunning. Last Sunday they were just opening up at Turkey Run, and Wedn… Read More
The Woodpeckers Of Washington DC
2015-04-14 12:48
Last week we were hearing a Northern Flicker drumming on our neighbor's vent pipe several times a day. This weekend a red-bellied woodpecker started in on our chimney cap. They're not stupid… Read More
What's Blooming At Boundary Bridge?
2015-04-06 01:38
What a beautiful afternoon.  We didn't get out for too long, but the bloodroots made my day. Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica). See our post on spring beauty here. Mayapple (Podophyll… Read More
What's Blooming At Carderock?
2015-04-04 13:38
This Wednesday we led a bunch of homeschoolers on a walk out on the Billy Goat C trail and then took our own walk on Billy Goat B. I suspect after yesterday's warmth things are even farther… Read More
Things To Look For: Spring!
2015-03-28 12:24
It's another late spring, and so I have no idea exactly what the timing will be on some of these things...the peepers and wood frogs are active. And I'm hoping to get out this weekend to che… Read More
Things To Look For At The End Of Winter
2015-02-19 14:41
We skipped town for over 6 weeks this winter. Little did we know the worst of the cold was yet to come. Here are some things to look for out there in the winter wonderland, and some to give… Read More
Things To Look For In October
2014-10-12 14:31
I've been distracted from the Natural Capital but I haven't totally forgotten about you guys...Here are some of the other things we try to take time to enjoy in October. What have you been n… Read More
One Hour, 15 Mushrooms
2014-07-17 21:30
Yesterday when we were walking I challenged myself to take pictures of as many species of mushroom as I could. I didn't gather enough information to carefully ID most of them; I just enjoy t… Read More
Things To Look For In June
2014-06-01 23:37
Hasn't it been gorgeous out? I hope you got to enjoy the outdoors this weekend. There's more great stuff to come... Mulberries by akegMulberries: These berries are bane of some homeowners' e… Read More

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