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Tree and Nature Walk with the Virginia Master Naturalists

Meet at the Barrett Branch for a walk in the neighborhood

2024-04-13 15:00:00 2024-04-13 16:30:00 America/New_York Tree and Nature Walk with the Virginia Master Naturalists Join us for a guided tour of trees in our Old Town neighborhood by the Virginia Master Naturalists. Registration required as space is limited. (Rain date: Sunday April 14, same time) Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors

Saturday, April 13
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-04-13 15:00:00 2024-04-13 16:30:00 America/New_York Tree and Nature Walk with the Virginia Master Naturalists Join us for a guided tour of trees in our Old Town neighborhood by the Virginia Master Naturalists. Registration required as space is limited. (Rain date: Sunday April 14, same time) Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Outdoors

Join us for a guided tour of trees in our Old Town neighborhood by the Virginia Master Naturalists. Registration required as space is limited. (Rain date: Sunday April 14, same time)

This event is for adults.

The nonfiction selection for All Alexandria Reads 2024 is Brave the Wild River, which tells the story of pioneering women botanists.  Join with local Virginia Master Naturalists (ARMN Chapter) for a local expedition to learn about some of the trees in Old Town Alexandria.  The tree walk will begin and end at the Barrett Branch Library, and the route will take us by Alexandria’s famous “Spite House” and historic Christ Church.  

Master Naturalist volunteer guides will focus on the native trees found on the route and will explain the benefits these trees provide to the City of Alexandria.  They will also offer tips on how to identify different species of trees.  The route will be on Old Town Alexandria sidewalks, so be prepared to walk on uneven surfaces. Registration is required and space is limited.

The walk will take place on Saturday April 13 from 3-4:30 weather permitting.  (The rain date will be Sunday April 14 from 3-4:30.)  Please meet in front of the library building at 717 Queen Street, Alexandria, Virginia.  Attendance is limited so please register.

For more information about the ARMN chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, please see https://armn.org/.

Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library

jcahill@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1703
Fax: 703.746.1708

Hours
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Parking: No library parking lot.  Street parking is available.  A paid parking lot is available on the 100 block of North Alfred Street. 

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1 mile) and King Street Stations (1.1 miles). 
  • Metrobus: 10A/B, 11C
  • DASH Bus: 30, 31, Old Town Circulator
  • King Street Trolley:  King & Columbus

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact jgregorio@alexlibraryva.org or call 703.746.1701 or TTY 703.746.1790.

Upcoming Events

Thu, May 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Thu, May 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Second Floor
The Barrett Branch Mahjong group meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 2-4 pm on the second floor. Accommodation is for 12 players so first come first served if more than 12.

Tue, May 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
First Floor
Songs, games, movement and more for ages 0-23 months

Thu, May 30, 11:00am - 11:45am
First Floor
Stories, songs, movement and more for ages 2+

Sat, Jun 01, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Bring items from home that are broken, torn or not quite working correctly. Our Fixit Coaches and Volunteers will try to get them up and running. Check-in at the Welcome Table to begin your visit.