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 naturalists Van Wensil and Audrey Suhr. 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,…Find out more »
The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to experience, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak! It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright, luminous meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. The thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for…Find out more »
Special evening for the over-21 crowd with Drs. Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury, sponsored by Lost Ark . Enjoy a summer night-out with friends! We're serving special martinis at twilight to open up good conversations. And there's a fabulous program too: back by popular demand are Mike Raupp and Paula Shrewsbury to delight you with amazing stories about the their favorite fabulous bugs (and butterflies) which abound in our rolling meadows. Wear comfortable walking shoes for optional stroll in the meadow. Rain…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 cannot be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.