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The Mysterious History of Native Grasslands in the Virginia Piedmont

April 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

- $8.00 – $10.00

TWO SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROGRAM. If you are interested in attending, email Bert (bharris@cliftoninstitute.org) by noon today (4/16).

Piedmont grasslands are the most diverse plant communities in the state of Virginia. These prairies are also home to declining birds and insects and a number of rare plants. Grasslands in our region require frequent fires, mowing, or grazing to prevent them from turning into forests. Therefore there is an active debate about how prairies were maintained historically, how extensive they were, and how long they have been present in northern Virginia. Join grassland expert Devin Floyd from the Center for Urban Habitats to learn all about these special habitats and their history. This will be an outdoor event that will take place at one of Virginia’s most diverse grasslands.

Cost: $10 for general public, $8 for Friends of Clifton

Location: This program will take place at a grassland on Raccoon Ford Road, south of Culpeper. Driving directions will be shared with registered participants.

Age: Adults and children 12 years or older accompanied by an adult.

Weather policy: Rain or shine except in case of extreme weather (e.g. thunderstorm). Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event.

COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors. Please do not attend if you are experiencing or have experienced in the last two weeks any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.).

Registration is required.

Cancellation policy: No refunds will be given upon registrant cancellation. If you register and can no longer attend this event, please let us know as soon as possible.

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We look forward to seeing you there!




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April 16, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$8.00 – $10.00


Raccoon Ford Road
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States + Google Map