• Dinner and movie Thursday night
    Hi everyone, Please join us for dinner at Teaism, Penn Quarter followed by an inspiring movie at the Natural History museum about young students seeking solutions for environmental problems. Details about the https://qrius.si.edu/visit/event/natural-history-big-screen-inventing-tomorrow#.W6rex1JReRs Please note that you need to register for the movie at the website above. My contact cell phone is[masked]

    Teaism, Penn Quarter location

    400 8th St., NW · Washington, DC

  • Roosevelt Island and Towpath hike
    This is a joint hike with Sierra Club outings. Donation of $2 for outings program requested. All participants must sign liability waiver. RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/sierrapotomac/events/253854953/ 8 mile hike on mostly level and unpaved clay and crushed stone trails in two sections. We will first walk across key bridge and hike in Roosevelt Island, enjoying the morning activities of wetland birds and joining in the Ranger-led tour if possible. Total for this section 3.3 miles. Returning to Georgetown by about 11am, we will hike on the C&O canal towpath to Fletcher's boathouse and return. Total for this section 4.7 miles. Snacks, water and restroom available at Fletcher's but not in Roosevelt Island. Optional lunch around 1.30pm following the hike at a Georgetown restaurant. Meet at 8:30 am in the small Francis Scott Key park with a big flag in the middle at the southeastern corner of M st and Key bridge. The park is a ten to fifteen minute walk from Roslyn metro and also served by buses from all nearby metro stations. Wear long sleeved shirts and pants or wear insect repellent. Watch out for mosquitoes, poison ivy and ticks.

    Francis Scott Key Memorial Park

    34th NW & M St. NW · Washington, DC

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  • Sunset hike on towpath and dinner
    In case you were wondering I am still here and plan to continue to organize hikes :-). I missed hiking and nature during these months that have been terribly busy with work and family. Please join us this friday for a sunset hike on the towpath. This is a favorite of mine and it was the first outing organized by this meetup. We could enjoy dinner at a nice restaurant in Georgetown afterwards. We will leave at 5.30pm so as to make it back in time. This event is rain or shine. We'll walk from Georgetown to Fletcher's boathouse on the C&O towpath (along the Potomac), enjoy a snack (please bring one!), and return to Georgetown for dinner. The emphasis will be on socializing. Hopefully we'll get to see some birds. Total distance is 5 miles. Parking is expensive and traffic is a bit difficult in Georgetown, so I recommend the circulator buses that connect various metro stations (Union Station, Gallery Place, Metro center, Foggy bottom, Dupont circle, Rosslyn,...) to Georgetown. My contact phone number is[masked]

    Francis Scott Key park,Georgetown

    3450 M Street NW (SE corner of Key Bridge and M street ) · Washington, DC

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  • Birding Arlington by Bike
    A 17-mile jaunt around Arlington's birding hotspots to enjoy the spring migration and see how many species we can observe. Novice birders are welcome. Meet at the parking lot of Barcroft Sports & Fitness Center (4200 South Four Mile Run Drive) at 8:30 am on 4/28 (Rain date of 4/29). Non-bicyclists are invited to join the group at 10 am at Fort C.F. Smith [masked]th St North) where a local naturalist will lead us in looking for birds there. Please bring your own bicycle toolkit, including flat tire repair items. No reservation required. Part of the 2018 City Nature Challenge

    Barcroft Community Center

    4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr. · Arlington, VA

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  • Dinner and a movie - DC Environmental Film Festival
    Join Nature Lovers for dinner and a movie on Sunday evening! 5pm - Sweetgreen - 1471 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 7pm - "The Last Animals" - Carnegie Institution of Science - 1530 P Street, NW, Washington, DC "The Last Animals" documentary features the battle between poachers of elephants and rhinos and those who are trying to save these animals from extinction. We will meet for dinner and conversation at Sweetgreen and then take a short walk to the Carnegie Institute for Science for a film on the last day of the festival. ***Be sure to purchase a ticket for the film via the website, see link at https://dceff.org/film/last-animals/ . Purchase the $10 ticket for the March 25 showing.*** I'll send my cell phone number to Yes RSVPs over the weekend.

    Sweetgreen

    1471 P Street Northwest · Washington, DC

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  • dinner and environmental filmfest movie
    • What we'll do Join us for dinner at Teaism penn Quarter, half a block north of Archives metro, followed by the movie "The Odyssey" that is showing as part of the DC Environmental Filmfest. We will leave at 6.50 from Teaism and walk half a block to the Naval heritage Center at 701 Pennsylvania ave NW. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged if you wish to make sure you will get a seat. Go to https://dceff.org/film/odyssey/ for information about movie and to buy tickets. • What to bring • Important to know Advance ticket purchase is encouraged if you wish to make sure you will get a seat. Go to https://dceff.org/film/odyssey/ for information about movie and to buy tickets.

    Teaism, Penn Quarter location

    400 8th St., NW · Washington, DC

  • Dinner and Environmental Filmfest
    • What we'll do Join us for dinner at Sweetgreen on Connecticut ave, across Starbucks, followed by the movie "Chasing the Thunder" that is showing as part of the DC Environmental Filmfest. We will leave at 6.40 from Sweetgreen and walk to the Carnegie Institution at 1530 P St NW. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged if you wish to make sure you will get a seat. Go to https://dceff.org/film/chasing-the-thunder/ for information about movie and to buy tickets. • What to bring • Important to know Please purchase tickets in advance! Info and tickets at https://dceff.org/film/chasing-the-thunder/

    sweetgreen

    1512 Connecticut Avenue Northwest · Washington, DC

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  • Burmese Food + Life on the Edge
    Enjoy Burmese food at Mandalay Bay (http://www.yelp.com/biz/mandalay-restaurant-and-cafe-silver-spring), followed by a free talk sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society (http://mdflora.org/events.html). (Please only rsvp here if you plan to attend dinner and the talk. No need to rsvp here for talk only.) Life on the Edge (Tuesday) 1/30/2018 7:30 PM Silver Spring Civic Center, Silver Spring, MD Speaker: Karen Molines, MNPS Board Member and Local Naturalist Talk description TBD Location: Silver Spring Civic Center (http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/go/silver-spring-civic-building-and-veterans-plaza), 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910. (GPS device address: 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring) It's at the intersection of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street. Parking in the garage across street from the civic center, on Ellsworth, is free if you enter after 7:00 p.m. The program is open to non-members. Registration is not required. Sponsored by Maryland Native Plant Society.

    Mandalay Restaurant & Café

    930 Bonifant Street · Silver Spring, MD

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  • Birding and Beer
    IMPORTANT - The park is super crowded today! Park at the Nature Center lot at the end of Jeffery Road!!!!! We will meet there at 2:30!!! Join Nature Lovers Meetup for birdwatching at Riverbend Park near Great Falls in Fairfax Co. We'll search for winter visitors and permanent residents such as waterfowl and Bald Eagle along the Potomac and passerines (songbirds) in the woods and near the Visitor Center. Walking will be on mostly level trails but will also hills, depending on where the birds are and the whims of the leader. Walking distance will be no more than a couple of miles. We'll end our tour of the park before sunset and drive to a local pub for dinner and beer. The Old Brogue is a cozy, friendly and inexpensive restaurant just minutes from the park. Mmm... beer. Bring something to drink and binoculars. If you have them, a field guide and spotting scope are helpful. Reminder that birding is mostly at a slow pace, unlike regular hiking so be sure to dress warmly. Allow about 35 min. to drive from Fairfax, Arlington, Bethesda or Gaithersburg. Bathrooms are available at the park (at the meeting place). Ice or steady rain will postpone the event but snow, drizzle or mist may not. Link to Riverbend Park: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend-park/ Link to The Old Brogue: https://oldbrogue.com/

    Riverbend Park

    8700 Potomac Hills St · Great Falls, VA

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  • Indian Food + Native Plant Interactions Talk
    Meet at 6:30 at IndAroma (http://www.indaroma.com/menus/menu.pdf), an Indian restaurant in Annandale, for dinner ($9-$15) before a VNPS talk at nearby Green Spring. (If you can get to the restaurant before 6:30, please do so. No need to wait to order your own dinner; please do so at the counter so they can get it cooking. If I can arrive prior to 6:30, I will. Due to traffic, I could be late.) The talk may be crowded so you may or may not find other nature lovers if you arrive there directly. We will leave the restaurant at about 7:15 to walk or drive to the talk, which is nearby. No registration or fee is required for the talk, but consider becoming a member. The Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (http://vnps.org/potowmack/events/)invites you to: The Relationships Between Plants, Fungi, Bacteria and Insects A Talk by Charles Smith Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:30 pm—9 pm Green Spring Gardens 4603 Green Spring Rd Alexandria, VA VNPS programs are free and open to the public. Please join us for a talk by Charles Smith, to kick off our lecture series again this year. The interactions and relationships in plant communities form the visible framework of our living world. What we often don’t see are the many other organisms interacting with plants, such as insect larvae, lesser known pollinators and bacterial and fungal allies. These relationships are interconnected, and we are only beginning to understand them. Charles is a native of Arlington, VA and a naturalist and ecologist with 24 years of experience working primarily in natural resource management, including over 16 years with Fairfax County Park Authority and five years for Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. He is currently branch chief of the Fairfax County Stormwater Planning Division, focusing on stream and natural area restoration. Charles is a US Army veteran; board member of Virginia Native Plant Society, Prince William Wildflower Society and Prince William Conservation Alliance; and member of Friends of the Potomac River Refuges. He has spoken at many events and has served as an instructor for three chapters of the Virginia Master Naturalists.

    IndAroma Bakery, Cafe & Catering

    6548C Little River Tpke · Alexandria, VA