Category: Enviroment

March 2, 2023March 2, 2023

Duck ID at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

By Shannah Cumberbatch “Ducks and ducks and ducks, oh my!” Have you ever wandered near a body of water and wondered what kind of duck you were seeing? Me, either! However, after this quick read, you can impress your family and friends with bird facts. Quite a few waterfowl call the Gardens their home, especially...

August 30, 2022August 30, 2022

Signs of the Times: Local Nonprofit Raises More Than $125,000 to Bring New Signage, Pet Waste Station to Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE               CONTACT: ZERLINE HUGHES SPRUILL September 7, 2022                          (202) 876-2992 / Residents, Tourists Better Directed to Nation’s Only National Park Devoted to Aquatic Plant Life WASHINGTON, DC — Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens,...

July 19, 2022July 19, 2022

‘Our Places’ Exhibit at Smithsonian Natural History Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Zerline Hughes Spruill JUNE 23, 2022 202.876.2992 New Smithsonian Exhibition Highlighting the Connection Between People and Nature Features Ward 7 National Park and Nonprofit Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Two Ward 7 Residents Spotlighted in Natural History Museum’s ‘Our Places’ Exhibition WASHINGTON, D.C – The Smithsonian’s National Museum of...

April 9, 2021April 9, 2021

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

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,...

December 8, 2020December 8, 2020

A VISTA’s Story of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

My name is Megan Singleton, this year’s Americorps VISTA serving with Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. I wanted to take a moment to share my story with you and tell you about my love for Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. When I started with Friends back in January, I was new to the city, new to the...