Friday, October 11
Basic Gardening: Ornamental Grasses/Sedge
Give your garden and your senses four seasons of interest with low-maintenance, versatile grasses and sedges. Beautiful, mounding plants add interesting shapes, motion and sound to your landscape. Learn how at Green Spring Gardens from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $10. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Explore Big Rocky Run Stream at night from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hunt for the giant nocturnal fishing spider. Bring flashlights. Wear hiking shoes. Meet at Cabell’s Mill. The cost is $5 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-631-0013.
Campfire Bats, Bugs, and Owls Oh My!
Learn about the critters that only come out at night and their special adaptations that help them thrive while we sleep. Watch for bats, attract some bugs, and call for owls at Hidden Oaks Nature Center. Bring a toasting stick; we provide marshmallows. The one-hour program starts at 6:15 p.m. The cost is $6. Register online. For more information, call 703-941-1065.