Weekend Pick: RA Spring Festival

Reston Spring Festival 2015/Reston Association

It may be cool and cloudy Saturday, but the calendar says spring.

So it is time to bring the family to the Walker Nature Education Center from 1 to 5 p.m. for Reston Association’s annual spring festival.

The event is free. The nature center is located at 11450 Glade Dr.

Here is what’s planned:

  • Live animals from the Raptor Conservancy
  • Fishing at Lake Audubon
  • Crafts for Kids
  • Displays and information from environmental groups
  • Canoe and kayak rentals on Lake Audubon ($3)
  • Native plant sale with Nature by Design

Live Entertainment

  • 1:00-1:45 p.m. – Blue Sky Puppets: The Three No So Little Pigs
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. – Enviro Drums: Interactive Music and Recycling Show
  • 4:00-4:45 p.m. – Under the Sea: Live Animal Show with Creatures from the Chesapeake Bay

Accoustic Music

Photo of Spring Festival 2015/Courtesy Reston Association


Today: Order Native Plants for Your Reston Yard

Earth Day Planting at Walker Nature Education Center/Credit: Reston AssociationApril 1 and it’s time to think spring.

Reston Association is holding a Native Plant Sale today from 1 to 5 p.m. at Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Dr.

Gardeners can pre-order some of the plants that survive and thrive at the Nature Center. Pick up of orders will be Saturday, April 16.

Species include sun and shade-loving perennial flowers and ferns that do well in a variety of growing condition and add value to your backyard habitat. Plants are deer-resistant and neonic free.

Download this form to see what’s for sale and the prices per plant.


Save the Date: Nature House 5K Run/Walk April 2

Nature house Registration is open for the 13th annual 5K Fund Run to Benefit Nature House and The Friends of Reston. The race is Saturday, April 2 at 8 a.m.

The race starts and ends at the Walker Nature Education Center (11450 Glade Dr.) and takes place mostly on Reston Association paved paths.

Walkers and children are welcome; pets or strollers are not permitted.

The event is hosted by Friends of Reston and benefits Nature House and other Friends of Reston programs.

Adult Fee: $30 regular

Children’s Fee: $20 regular.

Register online or in person starting at 7 a.m. on race day.


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