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Spend the day with nature and see thousands of Va. bluebells April 14 in Nokesville

The 11th annual Bluebell Festival will be held at Merrimac Farm Wildlif Management Area on Sunday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, VA. The Family-friendly event is free. 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. New Earth Photography and Never Lost Pottery will have displays and art for purchase. Good Grubbin’ Food Truck opens at 11am.

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.

2019 Tour Schedule

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

10:40am…Bees and other pollinators that make wildflowers possible with Judy Gallagher, VA Master Naturalists/PWCA

11:00am…A home for every bird with Kevin Parker, PW Conservation Alliance

11:20am…History in the woods at Green Level Cemetery with Bill Olson, PW Conservation Alliance

11:40am…Native trees, forest ecosystems with Julie Flanagan, New Earth Photography
12:00pm…Easy winter tree identification with Rachel Habig-Myers, Prince William Conservation Alliance

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

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

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

1:20pm…Things that fly - birds, butterflies, dragonflies with Larry Meade, Northern VA Bird Club

1:40pm… Woodland wildflowers and other native plants with Nancy Vehrs, PW Wildflower Society

​2:00pm…Riparian Ecosystems with Jim Klakowicz, Friends of Leesylvania State Park

2:20pm…Forest Ecosystems with Jim McGlone, VA Dept. of Forestry              

3:00pm…Floodplain ecology with Charlie Grymes, PW Conservation Alliance

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