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Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm WMA 2019

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

Welcome spring, celebrate nature close to home and view the fabulous Virginia Bluebells that carpet the Cedar Run shoreline for nearly a mile. It’s like walking through Oz…

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. Family-friendly and free of charge.


10:20am Dave Larson, PW Conservation Alliance – Birding the Bluebell Trail

10:40am Judy Gallagher, VA Master Naturalists – Bees & other pollinators that make wildflowers possible

11:00am Kevin Parker, PW Conservation Alliance – A Home for Every Bird

11:20am Bill Olson, Historic PW/PWCA – History in the woods at the Green Level Cemetery

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

12:00pm Rachel Habig Myers, PW Conservation Alliance – Easy Winter Tree ID

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

12:40pm Eli Hosen, PW Conservation Alliance – People in the woods

1:00 PM Charles Smith, PW Wildflower Society – Native plants interaction with wildlife and role in the floodplain environment

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

1:40 PM Nancy Vehrs, PW Wildflower Society – Woodland wildflowers and other native plants

2:00 PM Jim Klackowicz, FLSP – Riparian Ecosystems

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

3:00 PM Charlie Grymes, PW Conservation Alliance – Floodplain Ecology

Sponsored by Prince William Conservation Alliance and Virginia Dept. of Game & 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.


April 14
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Prince William Conservation Alliance


Merrimac Farm Wildlife Management Area
15020 Deepwood Ln,
Nokesville, VA 20181 United States
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(703) 499-4954

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