Hidden Pond Nature Center

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Visitor Center: Weekdays: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekends: Noon – 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays.

TTY 711

8511 Greeley Blvd.
Springfield, Virginia

Mike McCaffrey,

Hidden Pond Nature Center Events

Tree Id Basics

10/08/2020 5:30 pm

(6-Adult) The leaves of trees, mast produced, bark, and location within a forest ecosystem go a long way in helping know our local tree species. This program will focus on some of our more common species but will touch on some lesser-known varieties that fill various niches within the park woodlands. The program at Hidden Pond Nature Center runs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.…

Pond Study

10/15/2020 4:00 pm

(7-Adult) There has been a pond at what is now Hidden Pond for over 80 years. (Yep, it’s that old). Over time, it has seen a lot of changes, yet it remains a thriving freshwater ecosystem full of aquatic invertebrates, fish, turtles and more. Work with a naturalist and use dip nets (personally cleaned for your use) and identification material for a memorable pond…

Invasive or Non Native Plant Id and Hike

10/15/2020 5:00 pm

(6-Adult) Many of the “wild plants” of Fairfax County are non-native species. Though not native, not all pose an “invasive” impact on the environment. We will cover those non-native species which are more benign and those plants that pose outright destructive impact on our native flora and fauna habitat. The program at Hidden Pond Nature Center runs from 5 to 6 p.m.…

Better Dens and Habitat

10/29/2020 5:00 pm

(6-Adult) Using logs, branches, leaves, rocks, and other materials, help our naturalists restore a heavily impacted natural area to provide homes for local critters. Plant seedlings or seeds in the same area to provide food for wildlife. The program at Hidden Pond Nature Center runs from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. At least one adult must attend with…

Hidden Pond Nature Center Classes and Camps

A list of upcoming programs and events at Hidden Pond Nature Center
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