ginkgo trees turning yellow
ginkgo trees turning yellow

A carpet of yellow cheer awaits you!

February 16, 2021 -- Anonymous (not verified)


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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It’s back-to-school time, and Blandy’s environmental education team has some book recommendations that encourage scientific exploration, discovery, and stewardship of our natural world.

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Friday, September 30th

  1. Warbler Walk
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End time: 10:00am
    • Late September/early October is close to the peak of fall songbird migration. Join Blandy Director and birding enthusiast Dr. Dave Carr in search of southbound warblers, vireos, hawks, and more! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/UPCOMING-EVENTS

Saturday, October 1st

  1. Nature Safari - Native Plant Meadow!
    • Start time: 02:00pm
    • End time: 03:00pm
    • Who lives in the meadow? In this family-friendly program, you’ll learn all about this unique ecosystem and the amazing adaptations of the plants and animals who live there. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER: HTTPS://BLANDY.VIRGINIA.EDU/CONTENT/UPCOMING-EVENTS

Tuesday, October 4th

  1. Blandy Photo Club Meeting

Thursday, October 6th

  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 Library.Visit our website for more info-

Tuesday, October 11th

  1. Full Moon Walk