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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events start at the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy (BRMC) Mountain House (See the Area Map for directions.)

Call (703) 753-2631 for more information about the events listed below.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS—SAVE THE DATES!
 
Herpetology Camp
    Session I: Monday & Tuesday, June 22nd -23rd
    Session II: Thursday & Friday, June 24th -25th
 
Chesapeake Watershed Workshop
    July 6th – 9th
 
Budding Naturalist Camp
    July 20th – 24th
 
Summer Camp
    Session I: July 20th – 24th
    Session II: July 27th – 31st



MONTHLY PUBLIC PROGRAMS

HIKE WITH A NATURALIST

1st Wednesday of Every Month
9 a.m.–11a.m.

Our first Wednesday of the month hike for those members and nonmembers who prefer to hike in a group. Come and discover some of the flora and fauna of the Bull Run Mountains.
This program is free; all are welcome; donations accepted.
January: Geology
February: Winter Tree Identification
March: Amphibians
April: Spring Ephemerals
May: Ferns and their Allies

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TRAIL WORK SATURDAYS

2nd Saturday of Every Month
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join us in our efforts to improve and maintain the trail system on the Mountains. Every month volunteers leave a lasting impression on the Preserve and have fun doing it
This program is free; all are welcome.

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS


HOMESCHOOL OFFERINGS

This autumn and winter BRMC will be hosting a series of classes for homeschoolers.

Spring Emergence Hike   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015)
Birds   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015)

 
Pre-registration is required. $5 per attendee per session.
Register online at www.brmconservancy.org or by mail with checks payable to BRMC.

Spring Emergence Hike (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015)

Come and see the emergence of the spring amphibians on the mountain: upland chorus frogs, wood frogs, spotted salamanders, eastern newts, and maybe even some early sprouting wildflowers. All ages.

Birds (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015)

You\’ve built the birdhouses, now come out on the trails and see the birds! We will learn about their anatomy, songs and calls, while enjoying peak spring migration. Bring a pair of binoculars! All ages.


AMPHIBIANS OF SPRING

Wednesday,     March 4th,     7:00pm—9:00pm
Last year we found hundreds of spring peepers, upland chorus frogs, wood frogs, and spotted salamanders along with lots of egg masses. Grab your red lights and boots. Let’s see what we can find this year!
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $10/ Non-members: $15.

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WOODCOCK WATCH

Saturday,     March 7th,     5:00pm—9:00pm
Join BRMC and Environmental Studies on the Piedmont for an evening stroll and sit to enjoy the American woodcocks’ spring territorial and courtship flights. We will meet at Clifton Farm at 5 p.m. to watch American woodcocks perform flight displays that would amaze any world traveling birder.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $10/ Non-members: $15.

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OLD HOMESITES BREAKFAST

Saturday,     April 25th,     8:30am—11:00am
BRMC is thrilled to continue our exploration of old home sites with an extra treat. Go beyond the trails as we explore cemeteries, foundations, and clearings that mark past residences. Then enjoy a hot breakfast in the woods as Marcia Markey, a local historian, performs an historical reenactment based on diaries, letters, and other primary sources.
Space is limited and spots fill early.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $25/ Non-members: $30.

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HOPEWELL OBSERVATORY

Saturday,     March 21st,     6:30pm—9:30pm
Join us for an evening of stargazing at Hopewell Observatory. Jupiter and some spectacular deep sky objects (Orion nebula and the Pleiades) will be up in the night sky. Dress warmly. Bring flashlights (red light preferred but not necessary) and water. We will meet at the Mountain House (17405 Beverly Mill Drive) at 6:30pm before carpooling over to the Observatory. In the case of inclement weather or cloudy skies, the event will be rescheduled for March 28th. Space is limited*
*(In the observatory; Up there in the sky it is unlimited.) Pre-Registration required.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $15/ Non-members: $20.

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Herpetology Camp

Session 1: June 22nd—June 23rd
Session 2: June 24th—June 25th
Monday—Tuesday, 9am—4pm
Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. BRMC invites your child to spend two days hiking and handling, searching, and observing salamanders, frogs, lizards, snakes, and turtles on the Preserve.
Marty Martin, a premier mid-Atlantic herpetologist, will be joining both camps.
Ages 7-12. Limited to 15 participants per session.
Limited to 15 participants per session.
Pre-registration is required.

BRMC Members: $100, Non-members: $150.

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