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October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Dear Nature Walk Enthusiasts,
After a long hiatus, a new nature walk is on the calendar! Johnny Townsend and I just put our heads together and will be going out next Saturday, October 30, 10am-noon. You are invited to join us and to spread the invitation!
Where: R. Garland Dodds Park at Point of Rocks
When: October 30, 2021, 10am to Noon. Please arrive by 9:45 a.m.
Optional to Bring: Water and snacks; binoculars; magnifying glass; brown bag lunch if you’d like to stay and picnic
Wear: Comfortable shoes, dress for the weather
Limit of 15 participants.
RSVP by Thursday, October 28 at https://forms.gle/JVvEFctLMp4ropYW6
DESCRIPTION: R. Garland Dodds Park at Point of Rocks is a 176-acre park with a diverse natural area. The park includes trails through upland forests and an extensive boardwalk through a freshwater tidal marsh. It’s a great place for birders and the plants of the tidal freshwater marshes are very interesting in the fall. The area also has historical significance, including Civil War-era earthworks. Trails will be of easy to moderate difficulty.
And don’t miss our upcoming micro-pilgrimage at Henricus Historical Park and Dutch Gap Conservation Area! Saturday, November 13, roughly 10am to 3pm. It’s akin to our pilgrimage to the first churches of Jamestown and Williamsburg in 2019 in that we will pray in the recreated colonial church and will cover some history of the Church of England and history of Virginia colony, but it also includes a ‘micro-pilgrimage’ around Dutch Gap accompanied by T.S. Eliot. It will be a fascinating intersection of church history & theology, history of English colonialism, history of the local landscape, poetry and prayerful, meditative walk. More details below.