Spring Is Waiting Just Outside Your Doorstep!

Spring Is Waiting Just Outside Your Doorstep!
March 31, 2020 by: Maddie Koenig

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At the Anacostia Watershed Society, we are firm believers that you don’t need to travel far or have special equipment to enjoy the outdoors. During these unusual and challenging times, this belief is more important than ever. Although you may not be able to spend time outdoors like you usually do (walking, picnicking, running, fishing, hiking, barbequing, etc.), there is still plenty to enjoy from your back porch, front stoop, or bedroom window that can provide a bit of wonder and joy.

Thankfully, this is the time of year when so much is happening in the natural world! It seems like green spaces of all shapes and sizes are teeming with life. And we mean it when we say all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to live next to a park or be able to take a hike to appreciate what’s going on out there. Don’t overlook that strip of plants growing next to the sidewalk in front of your house, the squirrels you see hopping back and forth in the trees between your apartment building and the next, or the birds you see strutting around in the parking lot at the grocery store – there really is something happening everywhere right now.

While we are saddened that we can’t take you on a boat tour, teach you how to canoe, or walk with you on the Riverwalk Trail this spring, we’re excited to share with you what we are seeing, hearing, and observing in our own watershed neighborhoods. Click through the photos in the gallery to learn more.

Be sure to share with us what you’ve been observing on social media using the hashtag #AnacostiaRiverStrong - we can’t wait to see what you are seeing!

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Mourning doves - These common birds can be heard cooing in the early morning hours. DYK they always lay eggs in groups of two??

Maddie Koenig

Maddie Koenig

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