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Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm

Celebrate nature with a visit to one of the largest patches of Virginia Bluebells in the area.  Merrimac Farm is a protected farm located on 302 acres in Nokesville, VA. The Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm will be held on Sunday, April 14th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Some of the best naturalists in Northern Virginia will be leading tours and activities throughout the day. This event is family-friendly and free.

 

2019 Tour Schedule

10:20 AM

Dave Larson
 PW Conservation Alliance

Birding the Bluebell Trail

10:40 AM

Anna Ritter
Bull Run Mountain Conservancy

Plant communities in the floodplain

11:00 AM

Kevin Parker
PW Conservation Alliance

A Home for Every Bird

11:20 AM

Bill Olson
Historic PW/PWCA

History in the woods at the Green Level Cemetery

11:40 AM

Julie Flanagan
New Earth Photography

Native trees, forest ecosystems

12:00 PM

Rachel Habig Myers
PW Conservation Alliance

Easy Winter Tree ID

12:20 PM

Valerie Huelsman
PWC Forest Pest Management

How do bugs affect forest health?

12:40 PM

Eli Hosen
PW Conservation Alliance

People in the woods

1:00 PM

Charlie Grymes
PW Conservation Alliance

Floodplain Ecology

1:20 PM

Larry Meade
Northern Virginia Bird Club

Things that fly -- Birds, butterflies and dragonflies

1:40 PM

Nancy Vehrs
VNPS/PWWS

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
VA Master Naturalists

Bees & other pollinators that make wildflowers possible

Additional details regarding the Festival's activities and tour schedules can be found on the event website.

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All events subject to change. To confirm event, and to learn more about this event, please contact the individual host business or attraction. Thank you.