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2015 Rain Barrel Raffle!
Thanks to local artist James Gallagher.
Tickets are $5/each or 5 for $20.

Drawing will be held at the Bluebell Festival

Proceeds benefit locally grown stewardship programs.

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2008 Bluebell Festival & Grand Opening Celebration


Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm
April 12, 2015, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, directions

Bluebells at Merrimac FarmPlease join us to welcome spring, discover nature close to home, and view the spectacular display of Virginia Bluebells that carpet the floodplain along Cedar Run for nearly a mile. In the words of one visitor, it's like walking through Oz. 

Schedule of Events

Tours last about 90 minutes and take an easy one-mile walk through the floodplain. Each tour has a special focus, although leaders also cover other interesting sights you see along the way. Bring binoculars, cameras and the kids!

10:30 am Dave Larson
NoVA Birder
Birding the Bluebell Trail
10:50 am Ernie Sears
Visit the best places for photos with camera and guide
11:10 am Charlie Grymes
The story of Merrimac Farm
11:30 am Charles Smith
Native plants - interaction with wildlife and role in the floodplain environment
11:20 am Harry Glasgow
Birding the Bluebell Trail
11:40 am Jeff Irwin, Bill Olson & Robert Moser
PWCA, Historic PW
History in the woods at the Greenlevel Cemetery
12:00 pm Larry Meade 
NoVA Bird Club
Things that fly -- Birds, butterflies and dragonflies
12:20 pm Kevin Rose
VA Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries
Managing habitats for wildlife diversity
12:30 pm Julie Flanagan
PWC Arborist
Native trees and forest ecosystems
12:50 pm Kevin Parker
A home for every bird
1:15 pm Jim McGlone
VA Dept. of Forestry
Why urban forests matter
1:35 pm Missy Hawkins
PhD Candidate, GMU
Scat, Tracks and Other Signs of Mammals
1:55 pm Dr. Larry Underwood
Forest Ecosystems
2:15 pm Randy Streufert, Friends of Potomac River Refuges Photographing Wildlife in the Wetlands
2:35 pm Jeff Irwin, Bill Olson & Robert Moser
PWCA, Historic PW
History in the woods at the Greenlevel Cemetery
2:55 pm Nancy Vehrs Woodland wildflowers and other native plants
3:15 pm Judy Gallagher
PWCA, VA Master Naturalists
Bees & other pollinators that make wildflowers possible

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

Click HERE to read more about Merrimac Farm.

Sponsored by Prince William Conservation Alliance and Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries with support from Marine Corps Base Quantico
Good Grubbin Food Truck
Excellent food truck opens at 11am. Check out the menu here.
Lou Rosgen
Enjoy music by country singer Lou Rosgen 11am-2pm.

Featuring live aquatic critters, animal skulls, pelts and local photographer
Julia Flanagan

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Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland FisheriesVirginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries
Friends of Potomac River RefugesFriends of Potomac River Refuges
MCB QuanticoMCB Quantico Natural Resources
Discovery JunctionDiscovery Junction Children's Museum
Chapman MillChapman Mill Historic Site
Bull Run Mountain ConservancyBull Run Mountain Conservancy
Virginia Native Plant SocietyPrince William Wildflower Society
PWSWCDPrince William Soil & Water Conservation District
Potomac RiverkeeperPotomac Riverkeeper
Historic Prince WilliamHistoric Prince William
PWC Forest Pest Mgt.PWC Forest Pest Management