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June 4, 2021June 9, 2021
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Summer Activity Guide at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Summer Activity Guide Exploring Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is one of the most unique experiences you can have in Washington, DC. Whether it’s searching for birds, biking to and from the Gardens along the Anacostia River Trail, or simply taking a stroll through the lotus and lily ponds, there are so many ways to enjoy what...

June 4, 2021June 9, 2021
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Species Spotlight: SSSSNAKES 🐍 and Water Lilies

Species Spotlight: SSSSNAKES 🐍 and Water Lilies IUCN Red List: least concern Who is ready to slither into summer? June is National Great Outdoors Month! We encourage people to visit outdoor spaces like the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (and if you’re not sure what to do at the park, check out our Summer Activity Guide!).  Water...

June 4, 2021June 4, 2021
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Community Spotlight- Junel Jeffrey, Eastland Garden Civic Association President

Community Spotlight- Junel Jeffrey, Eastland Garden Civic Association President Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens visitors come from all over the world – especially when it’s peak bloom time. But there are also folks who visit the park regularly, no matter what the season, like the Gardens’ neighbors. Junel Jeffrey is one of them! She has been an...

June 2, 2021June 2, 2021
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How to Grow a Lotus from Seed

How to Grow a Lotus from Seed So you’ve been to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, you’ve delighted in the fragrant and showy blooms of the lotus, and now you’re at home, wishing you had a piece of that paradise to enjoy every day. Well, this post is for you. If you’ve got a sunny spot, a...

May 7, 2021May 7, 2021
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2021 Earth Day Cleanup: A Successful Day of Stewardship!

2021 Earth Day Cleanup: A Successful Day of Stewardship! Six tires, a shopping cart and 116 bags of trash. This is what our volunteers collected on April 24, in an effort to prepare the Gardens for peak season and pay homage to Mother Earth. The Earth Day clean up, in partnership with Anacostia Watershed Society,...

May 7, 2021May 7, 2021
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Spring Break Junior Ranger Camp with Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Spring Break Junior Ranger Camp with Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Learn, Protect, Explore, Share The motto of a Junior Ranger is to learn, explore, and protect the natural world. At Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, we believe in one more important aspect to a great Junior Ranger which was one of our Spring Break...

May 7, 2021May 7, 2021
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Species Spotlight: Insects & Pollination

Species Spotlight: Insects & Pollination Shannah is back again with another round of species spotlight this month, featuring a few of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens’ pollinators and interesting insects.  Pollinators and Insects  April showers bring May flowers! How do we get such beautiful flowers to bloom year after year? Pollination! Pollination is the process by which...

April 9, 2021April 9, 2021
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Species Spotlight: Frogs

Species Spotlight is back this month and we’re highlighting frogs! Our amphibious frog friends are back at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens! You are likely to hear and see Green Frogs (Lithobates clamitans), American Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus), Northern Leopard Frogs (Lithobates pipiens), Pickerel Frogs (Lithobates palustris), and Wood Frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus). You can find them hiding at...

March 10, 2021March 10, 2021
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Species Spotlight: Osprey

Species Spotlight: Osprey Now is the perfect time to start visiting the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, as many migratory birds will be making their annual return. One of those migratory birds is the Osprey (Pandion Haliaetus), or fish hawk. This raptor can be found on every continent except Antarctica and is commonly seen flying along coastlines,...

March 10, 2021March 10, 2021
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Celebrating Women’s History Month at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the area surrounding it have incredible histories filled with women who have stood up, taken charge, and made their mark on the world for the better. From business owners to dedicated lovers of the park, here are just a few stories of the...

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