Over 300 ginkgo trees turn golden yellow in late autumn

Winterberry holly provides a cheerful dash of seasonal color.

The loop drive meanders through a winter wonderland.

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.

Rainbow over the Quarters building at Blandy Experimental Farm

Over 300 ginkgo trees turn golden yellow in late autumn

Winterberry holly provides a cheerful dash of seasonal color.

The loop drive meanders through a winter wonderland.

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.

Garden Fair 2021 Dates and Location Announced

March 4, 2021 -- cw3zt

We are pleased to announce the return of Garden Fair on Mother's Day weekend, May 8th and 9th, 2021. Due to UVA restrictions, the event is moving to the Clarke County Fairgrounds. FOSA members have early access to Garden Fair on May 7th at Preview Night. Become a member here https://pci.foc.virginia.edu/fosa/donations-and-membership.

Watch this space for more information, mark your calendar, and spread the word!

A carpet of yellow cheer awaits you!

February 16, 2021 -- tjf7a

 

The winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) has emerged from the cold ground, letting us know spring is on the way despite a snowy, cold forecast.

A native of Europe, this small but mighty bulb is happy growing in rich, well-drained soil. Their bright yellow flowers only open when the sun is shining, so do not expect to see them in full bloom on cloudy days. When in bloom, you will often see honeybees foraging for nectar and pollen.

To see aconite at the arboretum, walk east down Dogwood Lane from the Quarters building and look left into the grassy area.

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Spotlight

We are pleased to announce the return of Garden Fair on Mother's Day weekend, May 8th and 9th, 2021. Due to UVA restrictions, the event is moving to the Clarke County Fairgrounds. FOSA members have early access to Garden Fair on May 7th at Preview Night.

Events

Friday, March 19th

  1. Bird Walk
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End time: 10:00am
    • Join Blandy director and birding enthusiast Dr. Dave Carr to hunt for tree swallows, eastern phoebes, migrating waterfowl, and more! 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

Thursday, March 25th

  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, March 26th

  1. Arboretum Walking Tour
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • Stroll through grounds and learn about the Arboretum’s history and collections! Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. We will walk approximately 1.5 miles over gently rolling terrain.

      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 6th

  1. Blandy Photo Club Virtual Meeting
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • The Blandy Photo Club will meet virtually until it's safe to resume in-person meetings. To learn more, send an email to Blandy.Photo.Club@gmail.com

Thursday, April 8th

  1. Wildflower Identification Webinar
    • Start time: 09:00am
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • Learn how to identify wildflowers in this interactive Zoom webinar hosted by Marion Lobstein, Sally Anderson, and Blandy Experimental Farm. Participants will practice using Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide and the Flora of Virginia mobile App to identify wildflowers.

      Participants should purchase the "Flora of Virginia" mobile app ($19.99) prior to the program.

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