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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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MONTHLY PUBLIC PROGRAMS

HIKE WITH A NATURALIST

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

Our first Thursday 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

Winter Birds   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016)
Spring Emergence   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2016)
 
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.


ANIMAL TRACKING AND WINTER WOODS

February 20th   Saturday,   10am—12pm

Enjoy a winter morning walk, as we interpret animal tracks and discuss what animals do to survive the winter cold. Participants will learn about hibernation, dens, food storage, winter mating, and winter birthing. This program will be held on Solidago adjacent to Silver Lake Regional Park. The property is bordered by Little Bull Run and Catharpin Creek, which both originate on the Bull Run Mountains. We will meet at the Mountain House and carpool over.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $10/ Non-members: $15.

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ANNUAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

February 23rd   Tuesday,   6pm—8pm

Join us for drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and lively conversation as we celebrate another year as educators, researchers, and stewards of the Bull Run Mountains. Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains, VA
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $50/ Non-members: $50.

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AMPHIBIANS OF SPRING

March 2nd   Wednesday,   7pm—9pm

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! New—We will be visiting the wetland at Leopold's Preserve to witness an amazing display of spring peepers and upland chorus frogs.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $10/ Non-members: $15.

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WOODCOCK WATCH

March 5th   Saturday,   5pm—9pm

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 required.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $10/ Non-members: $15.

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HOPEWELL OBSERVATORY

March 12th   Saturday,   6pm—10pm

Join us for an evening of stargazing at Hopewell Observatory. Jupiter and some spectacular deep sky objects will be up in the night sky. Dress warmly. Bring flashlights (red light preferred but not necessary) and water. Event subject to clear skies. Space is limited*
*(In the observatory; Up there in the sky it is unlimited.)
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $15/ Non-members: $20.

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Herpetology Camp

Session 1: June 20th—June 21st   Monday—Tuesday,   9am—4pm
Session 2: June 23rd—June 24th   Thursday—Friday,   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.     Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $100, Non-members: $150.

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BUDDING NATURALIST CAMP

July 18th—July 22nd   Monday—Friday,   9am—12pm

At this week-long camp, young children will be exposed to the outdoors and wildlife. They will explore life on the Bull Run Mountains through a series of discovery hikes, frog and salamander searches, snake viewing, stream exploration, nature crafts, and games. Ages 4-6.     Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $125/ Non-members: $175.

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Summer Nature Camp

Session 1: July 18th—July 22nd   Monday—Friday,   9am—4pm
Session 2: July 25th—July 29th   Monday—Friday,   9am—4pm
BRMC invites your child to spend an adventurous week interacting with the natural world. Each day we will focus on different groups of plants and animals on the Bull Run Mountains. Campers will add to their understanding of natural systems through hikes, stream walks, snake handling (only if desired), frog and salamander catching, bird watching, butterfly and insect collecting, crafts, and games. Ages 7-12.     Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $250, Non-members: $300.

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CHESAPEAKE WATERSHED WORKSHOP

August 1st—August 4th   Monday—Thursday,   9am—4pm

BRMC will be offering six scholarships for young adults to attend an educational workshop focused on the conservation of rivers and streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. We will explore headwater streams on the Bull Run Mountains, go downstream on Little Bull Run, and visit Turkey Run National Park. At each location students will perform stream monitoring, vegetation analyses, and stream habitat and riparian buffer evaluations. Ages 13-18.
Funding for BRMC's Youth Scholarship Program provided by the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund. Applications will be available in April.     Click for brochure.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $200/ Non-members: $250.

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