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Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm WMA

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free

Please join us on Sunday, April 14, to welcome spring, celebrate nature close to home and view the fabulous Virginia Bluebells that carpet the Cedar Run shoreline for nearly a mile.

Meet local organizations and people who are working to improve our community. With some of the best Northern Virginia naturalists leading tours and activities, we’re looking forward to a special day at an outstanding natural area.

2018 Tour Schedule:

10:20 AM: Dave Larson; PWCA – Birding the Bluebell Trail

10:40 AM: Anna Ritter; Bull Run Mountain Conservancy – Plant communities in the floodplain

11:00 AM: Kevin Parker; PWCA – A Home for Every Bird

11:20 AM: Bill Olson, Jannell Bryant; PWCA and Historic PW – History and habitats in the woods at Green Level Cemetry

11:40 AM: Julie Flanagan; New Earth Photography – Native trees, forest ecosystems

12:00 PM: Rachel Habig-Myers; PWCA – Easy Winter Tree ID

12:20 PM: Valerie Huelsman; PWC Forest Pest Management – How do bugs affect forest health?

12:40 PM: Eli Hosen; PWCA – People and Nature

1:00 PM: Charlie Grymes; PWCA – Floodplain ecology

1:20 PM: Larry Meade; NoVA Bird Club – Things that fly: Birds, butterflies and dragonflies

1:40 PM: Nancy Vehrs; Prince William Wildflower Society – Woodland wildflowers and other native plants

2:00 PM: Jim Klackowicz; Friends of Leesylvania State Park – Riparian Ecosystems

2:20 PM: Jim McGlone; VA Dept. of Forestry – Forest Ecosystems

3:00 PM: Judy Gallagher; PWCA/VA Master Naturalists – Wildflowers, bees and other pollinators

Sponsored by Prince William Conservation Alliance and Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries with support from Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Appropriate attire for Merrimac Farm is always sturdy shoes and long pants, no matter the season. Tuck your pants into your socks to help keep bugs out.

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Details

Date:
April 14
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
http://www.pwconserve.org/merrimacfarm/bluebellfestival/index.html

Organizer

Prince William Conservation Alliance
Phone:
703-499-4954
Email:
alliaance@pwconserve.org
Website:
http://www.pwconserve.org/events/index.html

Venue

Merrimac Farm Wildlife Managemene Area
15014 Deepwood Lane
Nokesville, Virginia 20181 Select a Country:
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Phone:
7034994954
Website:
http://www.pwconserve.org/merrimacfarm/bluebellfestival/