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For better or worse, Europeans brought a lot of seeds and plants to the Shenandoah Valley when they first arrived in the 1700s. Kitchen gardens contained vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants, enclosed to keep out foraging animals. On Saturday, August …

Many thanks to researcher and doctoral student Emily D. Thorne for choosing the White House Farm as part of her spotted skunk survey. The skunks live in the George Washington National Forest, just across the Shenandoah River from the farm, …

  We had a great day conducting the 10th annual North American Butterfly Association butterfly count at the White House Farm. Thank you volunteers! Above are a few of the species we counted. The riparian area is continuing to prove …

The White House Farm participates in the regional North American Butterfly Association count which includes multiple locations from Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park to Island Ford near Elkton, VA. We always look forward to this event since, over the …