Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm WMA!
Sunday, April 8, 10am to 4pm
Family-friendly, free of charge.
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Please join us on Sunday, April 8, 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.
10:20am – Birding the Bluebell Trail with Dave Larson, PWCA
10:40am – The Story of Merrimac Farm with Charlie Grymes, PWCA
11:00am – Especially for Kids with Autumn Saxton-Ross, NatureBridge
11:20am – History in the woods at the Green Level Cemetery with Bill Olson,
11:40am – Native trees, forest ecosystems with Julie Flanagan, New Earth
12:00pm – Plant communities in the floodplain with Anna Ritter, Bull Run
12:20pm – How do bugs affect forest health? with Valerie Huelsman, PWC
Forest Pest Management
12:40pm – People in the Woods with Eli Hosen, PWCA
1:00 pm – Floodplain Wetland Values and Interactions with Tom Dombrowski,
PWC Watershed Mgt.
1:20 pm – Things that fly -- Birds, butterflies and dragonflies with Larry Meade,
Northern Virginia Bird Club
1:40 pm – Woodland wildflowers and other native plants with Nancy Vehrs,
Prince William Wildflower Society
2:00 pm – Riparian Ecosystems with Jim Klackowicz, Friends of Leesylvania State Park
2:20 pm – Forest Ecosystems with Jim McGlone, VA Dept. of Forestry
3:00 pm – Pollinators that make wildflowers possible with Judy Gallagher,
3:20 pm – A home for every bird with Kevin Parker, PWCA
Hosted by Prince William Conservation Alliance and VA Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries with support from Marine Corps Base Quantico and Northern Virginia environmental organizations: Bull Run Mountain Conservancy, Friends of Leesylvania State Park, Historic Prince William, NatureBridge, Northern Virginia Bird Club, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, Prince William County Forest Pest Mgt., Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District, Prince William Master Gardeners, Prince William Wildflower Society, Prince William Regional Beekeepers Association, Virginia Bluebird Society, Virginia Dept. of Forestry, Virginia Master Naturalists