The White House Farm Foundation is pleased to have been accepted into the Smithsonian’s Virginia Working Landscapes project. With 52 acres adjacent to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, we have a typical mixture of native and invasive species.
Japanese hops, sweet annie and fescue compete with Indian grass, big blue stem, little blue stem and switchgrass.We are managing this area to increase the native plant species to provide habitat, food and shelter for our native insects and animals.
On May 12-13, volunteer Brenda Kiessling visited the farm and conducted a pollinator count. These mainly included native bees and bumblebees. Additional surveys will count butterflies and birds and native plant species.
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