Over 300 ginkgo trees turn golden yellow in late autumn

A tree frog is the local branch manager at Blandy.

Curator T'ai Roulston leads a tour of the Bee Wall.

Birders enjoy Blandy's diverse habitats

Students, faculty, and technicians pose for a photo following the 2019 Summer Research Forum.

Student researchers in the Blandy field lab.

White bloodroot flowers surrounded by brown leaf litter

Bloodroot is one of the first native spring ephemeral wildflowers to bloom

Rainbow over the Quarters building at Blandy Experimental Farm

Over 300 ginkgo trees turn golden yellow in late autumn

A tree frog is the local branch manager at Blandy.

Curator T'ai Roulston leads a tour of the Bee Wall.

Birders enjoy Blandy's diverse habitats

Students, faculty, and technicians pose for a photo following the 2019 Summer Research Forum.

Student researchers in the Blandy field lab.

White bloodroot flowers surrounded by brown leaf litter

Bloodroot is one of the first native spring ephemeral wildflowers to bloom

Make a Succulent Planter

Make your own succulent planter! Kit comes with succulent plants, soil media, a pot, and assembly/care instructions.  Pick up kits at the Blandy library May 22-23 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

What to expect
This is a do-it-yourself project with instructions included.

FOSA members/UVa Alumni, $30 per kit
Nonmembers $35

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Lock in your savings now by purchasing admission to Garden Fair for just $10 per car.

After May 5 or the day of the event the price increases to $15 per car.

Save $5 and spend that money on plants!

Events

Today

  1. Bird Walk
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End time: 10:00am
    • Spring (migration) has sprung! We’ll scout for early breeding warblers (e.g., Pine, Yellow, Palm, and Yellow-rumped) and other neotropical migrants. Bring your own binoculars, or borrow a pair from Blandy. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.

      Remember, you’ll need to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the program.

      Meet at the flagpole at the front parking lot close to the “Arboretum Information” kiosk.

      Click here to register: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/8aul7aPsa62WTNbzE0Yr38

  2. Wildflower ID Walk at Blandy
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • Discover Virginia’s spring wildflowers! Tour the woodland section of the Native Plant Trail, then practice identifying wildflowers with interactive instruction on how to use the citizen science app iNaturalist. Prefer a low-tech option? Bring or borrow a favorite field guide. Please download iNaturalist before the program.

      Remember, you’ll need to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the program.

      Meet at the flagpole at the front parking lot close to the “Arboretum Information” kiosk.

      Click here to register: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/8aul7aPsa62WTNbzE0Yr38

Tuesday, April 20th

  1. Wildflower ID Walk at Blandy
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • Discover Virginia’s spring wildflowers! Tour the woodland section of the Native Plant Trail, then practice identifying wildflowers with interactive instruction on how to use the citizen science app iNaturalist. Prefer a low-tech option? Bring or borrow a favorite field guide. Please download iNaturalist before the program. Remember, you’ll need to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the program. FOSA members/UVa Alumni, $10, nonmembers $15 Member/UVa family $20, nonmember family $25.To register, please go to https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/8aul7aPsa62WTNbzE0Yr38

Thursday, April 22nd

  1. Blandy Book Club Virtual Meeting
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 02:00pm
    • The Blandy Book Club will meet virtually until it's safe to resume in-person meetings.

      To learn more, send an email to the Director of Scientific Engagement (alf7f@virginia.edu).

Friday, April 23rd

  1. Wildflower Walk at the G. R. Thomson State Wildlife Management Area
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Learn to recognize our spring wildflowers in their native habitat. Scout for trilliums, orchids, and other spring wildflowers alongside Blandy’s Assistant Curator for the Native Plant Trail Jack Monsted.

      Remember, you’ll need to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the program.

      Meet at the Thomson Wildlife Management Area parking lot (directions provided following registration).

      Click here to register: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/8aul7aPsa62WTNbzE0Yr38

Saturday, April 24th

  1. Wildflower Walk at the G. R. Thomson State Wildlife Management Area
    • Start time: 01:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Learn to recognize our spring wildflowers in their native habitat. Scout for trilliums, orchids, and other spring wildflowers alongside Blandy’s Assistant Curator for the Native Plant Trail Jack Monsted.

      Remember, you’ll need to wear a mask and practice social distancing during the program.

      Meet at the Thomson Wildlife Management Area parking lot (directions provided following registration).

      Click here to register: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/8aul7aPsa62WTNbzE0Yr38