N° 37 — January 19, 2021
The National Arboretum will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 20th to visitors and staff. We'll see you when it reopens on Thursday, Jan. 21st!

Please enjoy our regular updates and insights from FONA, the U.S. National Arboretum, and our award-winning Washington Youth Garden.
Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who supported FONA in 2020. Whether you became a member for the first time, attended a forest bathing walk, or donated to our David Fairchild Society, your support means the world to us. Thank you!

There's still time to join our David Fairchild Society community. Start your path to discovery and belong to a passionate community of like-minded friends.

From the Field: Camellia 'Anacostia'
Of all the camellia varieties the National Arboretum has developed over the years, 'Anacostia' is one of the toughest and most cold-hardy. Keep your eye open for 'Anacostia' in the Arboretum's Camellia Collection — it blooms in late winter and spring.

Read what Scott Aker, Head of Horticulture and Education at the National Arboretum, has to say about this variety.

Photo by: U.S. National Arboretum
Your Review of FONA
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Please help us earn a badge from GreatNonprofits by writing a short, candid review about your experience and impression of FONA and Washington Youth Garden (not the U.S. National Arboretum itself) on the GreatNonprofits website by the end of January.

Thank you for helping others learn about our work with your review!

Secret Life of Trees
Capital Nature brings you a talk about the lives and folklore of winter trees with Alonso Abugattas, the Capital Naturalist and Senior Natural Resources Manager of Arlington County, VA.

Join the conversation this Thursday, January 21st from 12 - 1 PM.

From our Friends: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is bringing the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (virtually) to our area!

The live program begins this Thursday, January 21st at 7 PM. Settle in for an evening of nature, adventure, and environmental activism films that "inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities."

The National Arboretum will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 20th to visitors and staff. We'll see you when it reopens on Thursday, Jan. 21st for normal hours 8 AM - 5 PM. Some buildings and collections remain closed to ensure visitor and staff safety.