ginkgo trees turning yellow
ginkgo trees turning yellow

Asbestos removed from Quarters

The steam distribution system in the Quarters building at Blandy probably dates back to 1941.  As was often the case at the time, some of the steam pipes, primarily in the attic, were insulated with asbestos.  A survey of the building in the 1980s did not recommend removal, but recent damage to the asbestos insulation in the attic caused the University to recommend its removal now.  The removal project began on 11 January 2021 and was completed by the following week.  Marlin Phillips, the University of Virginia’s Asbestos and Lead Safety Program Manager, was at Blandy to oversee the project


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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