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Driving and Marching and Hiking

MLK Weekend in Philadelphia

Before inauguration took us all to live in the upside down, Kyle and I got out of town and went up to Philly for a few days. 614 more words


Edge of the Woods Trail (Rock Creek Park, DC)

The Edge of the Woods Trail is a short, wheelchair-accessible path in Rock Creek Park, starting and ending at the Nature Center. Along the way are interpretive signs on the area’s flora and fauna, but there’s not much to see besides woods and a very small meadow. 193 more words

Loop Hike

Pine-Holly Trail Loop (Rock Creek Park, DC)

Situated in Rock Creek Park’s wild northern section, the Pine-Holly Loop traces a 1.5-mile circuit in the woody pocket between the creek and 16th Street in Washington, DC. 440 more words

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Featured Species #3: Northern Water Snake

The title of Douglas Adams’s Mostly Harmless could have easily been referring to the northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon). Spoiler alert: it isn’t. It’s about people. 498 more words

Wheaton Regional Park

Rosemont Loop (Rock Creek Park, DC)

The Rosemont Loop in Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park comes from the annals of hiking obscura: the hike rarely appears on maps or even on the Internet… 431 more words

Loop Hike

In the Land of the Milkweed again

I went out to capture some fall color and wound up in this intriguing field of milkweed. The shapes and bursting pods captivated me. I began exposing normally in bright light but as I stopped down , the rim-lit pods really grabbed me and I began to see creatures from other worlds. 42 more words

snapshots from the district

It’s a strange way to grow up, belonging everywhere and nowhere at once. I grew up with a Polish mother and Hungarian father. My parents and my sisters are the only family I have in America. 329 more words