Join Audubon tour of Blandy Farm

Join Audubon tour of Blandy Farm

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society has arranged for a special guided tour of the University of Virginia's Blandy Experimental Farm at Boyce, VA on Wednesday, June 29.
Anyone with an interest is welcome to participate but space will be limited so pre-registration will be required. There will also be a small fee of $3 per person collected on site.
Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre facility on Route 50 about 10 -miles east of Winchester.
It supports a wide range of research projects in the environmental and ecological sciences and educational programs for children and adults. It is also the home of the State Arboretum of Virginia, displaying more than 8,000 trees and woody shrubs. The collections include a third of the world's pine species, a Virginia Native Plant Trail, a Boxwood Memorial Garden, a spectacular grove of more than 300 ginkgo trees, an herb garden featuring culinary, medicinal and ornamental herbs, and more.
Participants should plan to meet at 10:00 a.m. at the main entrance building of the Arboretum. The tour will last one to one-and-a-half hours. It will cover some of the facility's gardens and wildflower areas, as well as some of the research projects underway. It will take place rain or shine. It will involve easy walking over mostly level ground.
Afterwards, participants will be free to stay as long as they like to explore the Arboretum's many plant collections on their own.
There is no cafeteria on the property but people can bring their own picnic lunch. Restrooms are available.
To pre-register or for more info, contact Peter Smith at pvsmith@frontiernet.net or 304-876-1139.
Blandy Farm is about a half-hour drive from the Charles Town area. For directions and more info go to http://blandy.virginia.edu.
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is a United Way of the Eastern Panhandle partner agency and a member of the Combined Federal Campaign.