2020 Fall Programs
Workshops, Programs, & Walks

Registration required for all programs.




Just Added!
Mindfulness Training Sessions
10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 14
10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 21
10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 5

Mindfulness-based practices are well regarded for their potential to support stress reduction, wellness and wellbeing.  Join mindfulness instructor Brown Sharp II for one or more training sessions in the mindfulness practices.  The sessions can be attended either individually or as a series. Each session will have different emphases and provide guided experience with core mindfulness practices, such as mindfulness meditation techniques, mindfulness of the breath and mindful walking. Sessions will be held outdoors on Blandy’s beautiful grounds. Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Masks are required, and social distancing will be observed throughout the program. Meet at the Information Kiosk next to the front parking lot. Registrants may receive further program-related guidance and updates prior to program dates. To support a prompt start time at 10 a.m., please plan to arrive 15 minutes early.  
Capacity: 10 participants per session

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   Winter Migrants Bird Walk
Friday, October 30 | 8-10 a.m.
Guess who’s coming to visit? Around this time of year, birds from northern forests fly south in search of overwintering grounds. Join Blandy director and birding enthusiast Dr. Dave Carr to look for sparrows, Ruby- and Golden-crowned Kinglets, Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and others. Bring your own binoculars. Also, remember you’ll need to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the walk. Meet at the flagpole at the front parking lot close to the information kiosk. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.  Photo: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
by Dennis Church via Flickr

This program is FULL
Email sue.ridley@virginia.edu to 
place your name on a waiting list.






 Arboretum Walking Tour
Tuesday, November 3 | 2-3 p.m.
Explore the Arboretum’s gardens and collections in the fall season. We will walk approximately a half-mile over gently rolling terrain. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing during the walk. Meet at the flagpole at the front parking lot close to the information kiosk. Free! 

This program is FULL.


Snowbird Walk
Friday, November 20 | 8-10 a.m.
Our winter residents have come home to roost! Join Blandy director and birding enthusiast Dr. Dave Carr in search of Purple Finches, Pine Siskins, Northern Harriers, and others. Bring your own binoculars. Also, remember you’ll need to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the walk. Meet at the flagpole at the front parking lot close to the information kiosk. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. 
Photo: White-crowned Sparrow by Dave Carr 
This program is FULL.