A Million Trillium Hike with Club Member Barbara Saffir
This is a 3 mile hike for photographers and nature enthusiasts.
Hike roughly three miles on a narrow, hilly, rocky trail through G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area to see what is believed to be the largest colony of large-flowered trillium in the country. We'll see millions of those white- to pink-colored flowers and gobs of other purple, plum, and yellow wildflowers, including two types of native orchids, along with some bodacious birds, such as scarlet tanagers. Although it's a short hike, we'll stop often to photograph so we'll spend at least two hours there, depending on the group's wishes and our discoveries. Cameras recommended.
We'll meet at 8 am and carpool from the northern Kiss and Ride lot at the Vienna Metro because parking is limited at Thompson. (See "D" on this map: ) Thompson is about 70 miles from the White House straight out I-66 in Linden, VA
When: Sunday, May 3, 2020 (Rain date: Sun., May 10, 2020) 8am - 1pm.
Cost: $5.00 for members and their guests to help defray the cost of the hiking permit.
Hike Leader Barbara Saffir, a 1983 Extension graduate, is the author of "Walking Washington, DC," a Virginia Master Naturalist, a prolific Sierra Club hike leader, and the founder of the Nature Photography DC/MD/VA Meetup.
G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area: