Nature and Wildlife Photography at Huntley Meadows

I would like to arrange a meet-up at 8:00am, on Saturday, May 10, at Huntley Meadows Marsh, a 1,500 acre fresh water wetland just outside of Alexandria, Virginia.  We will have the opportunity to photograph a prime assortment of wildlife found here, including birds (there have been over 200 species identified in the park), frogs, turtles, snakes, dragonflies, and if we’re lucky, beavers and otters. There is a ½ mile long boardwalk that winds through-out the marsh, and an observation tower that oversees much of the area. This is a wonderful place to bring your binoculars and long lenses.  You will find much to see and photograph here!

We will meet up in the Visitor Center parking lot (off Lockheed Blvd and Harrison Ln) at 8:00 am.  Please be prompt as this is a prime wildlife feeding and activity time.  From here we’ll walk together to the marsh entrance. There are also paths though out the woods surrounding the marsh if you would like to more fully explore this area.  

The Visitor’s Center is open from 9:00am – 5:00 pm. There is a rest room available in the center, as well as exhibits about the marsh and a small gift shop.

For more information about this wonderful place, visit: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows-park/

For more information about this meet-up, please contact me at [masked] or at[masked]-5199.

I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Christy Turner

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  • Daniel

    Fantastic!

    May 10

  • Daniel

    Christy, I thank you for helping me to see all the things in nature that are right in front of you, you just have to be still. Great Outing! Tanya, you are there!!!

    Kandyce, it was a pleasure meeting you.

    May 10

  • Lori S.

    It was a lot of fun. Everyone was so nice and it was a relaxing way to enjoy some photography and wonderful wildlife. Thanks so much!

    May 10

  • Tanya

    Awesome leader and awesome outing!!!

    May 10

  • Tanya

    Almost there!!

    May 10

  • Paul E. F.

    Emergency came up so I won't make it in the morning. Have fun everyone.

    May 9

  • Maryanne

    Won't be able to make it, daughter visiting from out of town, but I was at Huntley Meadows toward the end of April. Lots of interesting wildlife. Met a few birders who pointed out some interesting bird life.
    This is a great spot - it was amazingly populated from the first few steps on the boardwalk that runs through the marsh.

    May 6

  • Lori S.

    Looking forward to joining for the first time. One question - is an alternate date planned in case of rain? The wet weather this past week is hopefully done for a while, but just wondered.

    May 2, 2014

    • Christy T.

      Right now there is not an alternate day planned. My fingers are crossed that it will sunny, or better yet, overcast, but not raining.

      May 4, 2014

  • Donna S.

    I was really looking forward to my first meetup with this group. I have to be out of the country so will miss this one.

    May 4, 2014

  • Dan G.

    I"m going to have to RSVP no for this one since I already have something planned for that day. Maybe next time.

    April 23, 2014

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