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Community Report - April 6, 2010
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Virginia Bluebells at Merrimac Farm
Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm
When: Sunday, April 11, beginning at 9:00 am
Where: Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area, Stone House Visitor Center, 15020 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, directions

Come visit Northern Virginia's only Wildlife Management Area for the 3rd Annual Bluebell Festival. Join your friends and neighbors to welcome spring 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.

We'll have naturalist-led tours to the Bluebells and Cedar Run, where you can stay as long as you'd like. Along the way we'll travel through a variety of habitats, talking about the birds, butterflies, frogs and other wildlife that lives at Merrimac Farm and in Northern Virginia.

A nature art show featuring local artists and photographers will be ongoing inside the Stone House Visitor Center. Outside on the front lawn, local groups will have fun nature activities for children of all ages.

Appropriate attire for Merrimac Farm is always sturdy shoes and long pants, no matter the season. The Bluebells are in the floodplain wetlands, waterproof or water resistent shoes are a plus.

Sponsored by the Prince William Conservation Alliance, Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries and Marine Corps Base Quantico.