Bull Run Mountains Conservancy
About Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Join Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Calendar of Events Bull Run Mountains Conservancy trail guidelines and maps Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Newsletter Articles & News Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Photo Gallery Bull Run Mountains Conservancy's Natural Resource Data Bull Run Mountains Conservancy's Favorite Links Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Contact Info
About Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Join Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Calendar of Events Bull Run Mountains Conservancy trails Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Newsletter Articles and News Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Photo Gallery Bull Run Mountains Conservancy's Research Data Bull Run Mountains Conservancy's Favorite Links Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Contact Info


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.

July 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31 
August 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031 
September 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 
October 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031 
November 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930 
December 2016
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031


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.
January: Geology
February: Winter Tree Identification
March: Amphibians
April: Spring Ephemerals
May: Ferns and their Allies

[top]

WEEKEND HIKE WITH A NATURALIST

Every Saturday at 10 a.m. (except Trail Work Saturdays)
Join our Resident Naturalist for a themed hike each weekend. A fun and informative way to explore the Preserve. Themes will be announced each week on our Facebook page.
This program is free; all are welcome.

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. Organized and led by VOF and PATC.
This program is free; all are welcome.

[top]


PUBLIC PROGRAMS


HOMESCHOOL OFFERINGS

This season BRMC will be hosting a series of classes for homeschoolers.

Summer Wildlife   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016)
Ecology of Autumn   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016)
Geology & the Mountain   (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016)

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

Summer Wildlife (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016)
Learn about the local summer species on the Mountains and how they survive the heat. All ages.

Ecology of Autumn (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2015)
We’ll learn how changing temperatures affect the woods, from leaves changing colors, to animals preparing for hibernation. All ages.

Geology & the Mountain (10 a.m.—12 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016)
With the mountainside bare, the geology that determines the landscape is visible. All ages.


CYPRESS BRIDGE SWAMP ECOTOUR

Saturday, September 24th, 8:00am—8:00pm
Take a field trip with a BRMC naturalist to the newest Virginia State Natural Area Preserve—Cypress Bridge Swamp. The 380-acre preserve along the Nottoway River is home to some of Virginia’s largest trees, with some reaching 100 feet tall and 12 feet wide. The preserve also includes the previous record-holder of Virginia’s largest tree: the bald cypress called "Big Mama," which is now deceased but should remain standing for decades. We will meet at the Mountain House and then carpool to the Cypress Bridge Swamp, about a 3-hour trip. Bring snacks, water, and lunch for the day. Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy.
This field trip is weather-dependent and may be canceled and/or rescheduled on short notice. October 1 is held as a rain date.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $50/ Non-members: $60.

[top]


FALL NATURE DAY

Monday, October 10th, 9:00am—4:00pm
Schools are out for the day! Join BRMC for a day in the autumn woods learning about how wildlife prepares for the winter months, what happens to streams during the fall, and investigating the ecology of the woods during this change of seasons. We’ll be spending most of the day outside, so dress for the occasion! Ages 7-12.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $50/ Non-members: $60.

[top]


HALLOWEEN SAFARI

October 22nd,   Saturday, 7pm—9pm
October 28th,   Friday,      7pm—9pm
October 29th,   Saturday, 7pm—9pm

BRMC wants to take you on an hour-long, night-time hike through the Bull Run Mountains! A guide will lead you along the trail where you will meet native "wildlife" that perform natural history skits. There is a new cast of animals each year, so don't miss it! Join us for face painting, Halloween snacks, hot cider, a bonfire, and live music. Bring a flashlight, wear good hiking shoes, and remember that it can get cold on the Mountain.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $7/ Non-members: $10.

[top]


CULTURAL & NATURAL HISTORY OF BROAD RUN CREEK

Saturday, November 12th, 10:00am—12:00pm
Join BRMC and Turn the Mill Around Campaign as we delve into the rich history of Broad Run Creek. We will explore its early history winding through Thoroughfare Gap and follow the Creek through time as natural and unnatural features impacted to where it now flows today. We’ll also head out into the field to sample aquatic life and learn about the ecology of this historical stream.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $15/ Non-members: $20.

[top]


WINTER NATURE CAMP

December 22nd—December 23rd, Thursday—Friday
9am—4pm

Join BRMC for a winter adventure and learn more about the winter woods. Birds are more easily seen in leafless trees and sounds are magnified in the winter stillness. Dress for the weather—snow makes the day all the more fun. Appropriate for children ages 7-12.
Pre-registration is required.
BRMC Members: $100/ Non-members: $150.

[top]

 

 

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy Box 210 Broad Run, Virginia 20137
home | about | join | calendar | trails | newsletters | gallery | research | links | contact

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last modified: August 27 2016 16:38:08.