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One of our most popular family programs returns! Begin your summer with an old fashioned family picnic. Bring your supper and spread your blanket and lawn chairs. As the fireflies begin to flicker under the trees and in the tall grasses around the property at Mt. Pleasant, listen to musician and storyteller Bill Wellington from Stanton Virginia, who electrifies audiences with his storytelling, “roses are red poems,” and family music programs. Little kids and adults, come dance to the fiddles and sing old-timey songs! Learn interesting facts about fireflies and make…Find out more »
In the spirit of "Build It and They Will Come,” bring your children and join other families to build beautiful dwellings for the fairies in the Conservancy's woodlands and stream edges with Conservancy naturalists. We will have bark, twigs, cones and nuts as “natural construction materials.” Before you come, please grab a basket and take a walk with your children to hunt for other natural building materials near your home – and bringing them with you (no artificial decor, please). The…Find out more »
Conservancy naturalists love to share wonderful stories about the Conservancy's land and the plants and animals on it. Bring your family and join an age-appropriate group with a naturalist for an hour-long walk across the meadows, or on woodland paths, to the restored Davis Branch watershed, to a State Champion Tulip Poplar, to our community garden, and/or to visit the chickens and goats on our farmstead. Wear closed shoes and appropriate hiking clothing. If raining, check website. Advance registration recommended.…Find out more »
Enjoy a summer night out with friends at this special evening for the over-21 crowd. Guinness will be serving Guinness Blond (brewed in Baltimore!) and Stout (brewed in Ireland) and all their special brews too. And there's a fabulous program -- back by popular demand are entomologists Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury to delight you with amazing stories about the their favorite bugs (and butterflies) which abound at this time of year. Program free, cash bar, with a percentage of proceeds…Find out more »
Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups may not be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.