ginkgo trees turning yellow
ginkgo trees turning yellow

Former Blandy researcher Earyn McGee makes Forbe's list of 30 under 30.

In 2015, Earyn McGee was an undergraduate student at Howard University who spent her summer at Blandy studying the effects of pharmaceutical drugs on aquatic insects. Now she is recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of 30 Under 30 for her sudden rise as a dynamic young researcher and science communicator. Earyn earned her M.S. Master of Science degree in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Wildlife Conservation and Management at the University of Arizona and stayed on at Arizona, where she is now studying the impacts of climate change on lizard populations in the southwestern U.S.

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The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Seed Exchange at Blandy this Saturday (January 28th) from 10:00-2:00!

Events

Thursday, February 2nd

  1. Blandy Sketch Group
    • Start time: 12:30pm
    • End time: 03:30pm
    • The Blandy Sketch Group is a dynamic group of artists who work in the visual arts and who all share a love of the natural world as inspiration for their artwork. The Blandy Sketch Group is open to any artist, beginner or professional.  This month, we will be meeting in the Blandy Library.Visit our website for more info- https://blandysketchgroup.wordpress.com/

Saturday, February 4th

  1. Knowing and Growing Boxwood
    • Start time: 10:30am
    • End time: 12:00pm
    • Grown for centuries, boxwood is a familiar shrub in many regions of the United States and Europe. Yet, boxwood is not always well understood. Learn all about box with Lynn Batdorf, retired Curator for the National Boxwood Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum and author of numerous authoritative texts on boxwood. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/WINTER-PROGRAMS-WORKSHOPS-WALKS

  2. Inclement Weather Date: Hot Chocolate Hike - Wild Winter Wonderland
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Inclement weather date for Jan. 21st program. Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean nature goes away! Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate (or tea!) while exploring wild and wonderful winter habitats with a naturalist. Click here for more information and to register: https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

Tuesday, February 7th

  1. Blandy Photo Club Meeting

Saturday, February 11th

  1. Houseplant Love
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Are you loving your houseplants to death? Learn tips and tricks to keep your houseplants happy and healthy from Blandy’s Assistant Curator for Herbaceous Gardens Carrie Whitacre. Pick out a new houseplant to take home… perhaps a gift for a special someone? Click here for more information and to register: https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

Saturday, February 18th

  1. Inclement Weather Date: Houseplant Love
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Inclement weather date for Feb. 11th program- Are you loving your houseplants to death? Learn tips and tricks to keep your houseplants happy and healthy from Blandy’s Assistant Curator for Herbaceous Gardens Carrie Whitacre. Pick out a new houseplant to take home… perhaps a gift for a special someone? Click here for more information and to register: https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

  2. Hot Chocolate Hike - Bodacious Birds