Flowers of Late Summer

Join Susie Yager in Newport News Park on Saturday, August 10, for a guided walk through this lakeside woodland. Strawberry bush and Beautyberry should be in fruit, and numerous late summer flowers in bloom, including Swamp Loosestrife, Jewelweed, Groundnut Vine, Cranefly Orchid, and Meadow Beauty. With luck we will catch the delicate Butterfly Pea in bloom too. The round-trip walk will be about 2.6 miles. We will meet at the Park Ranger Station at 10 am and likely return by 1 pm.

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Directions: Use the Newport News Park entrance at Constitution Way. From Jefferson Ave, turn onto Constitution Way, drive 0.4 mile, and the Ranger Station will be on the left (GPS coordinates 37.180092, -76.545788); There's plenty of parking at the nearby picnic shelters. The Ranger Station has restrooms.

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