July 26, 2012 (9-11:30 am)
Join us on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 9:00 am at the White House Farm when Dr. Brenda Kiessling, Smithsonian volunteer and pollinator expert will join Chris Anderson, executive director of the White House Farm Foundation for an informative walk through the 52 acre riparian buffer to observe flora and fauna of the Shenandoah Valley.
- Identify native plants and discuss their medicinal and culinary properties
- Conduct a butterfly survey and talk about the role of pollinators in the ecosystem
- Point out invasive plants and trees and ways to control them
- Discuss which plant in the riparian area evolved prior to bees
- Talk about the health of Virginia bee populations
- Management techniques to encourage native warm season grasses
- How to encourage native pollinators on your property
Located on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, the Foundation has approximately one mile of river frontage, with a variety of wildflowers, trees, shrubs which attract numerous bumblebees, beetles, wasps and other pollinators.
Please call 743-4526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event.
Class size is limited. This is a rain or shine event. Please wear comfortable shoes and long pants.