Family Nature Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Families with children in grades K-8 are invited to come along as we explore the field station and experience autumn in Virginia. We’ll explore the woods to look for changes in the landscape and migrating birds. This program is a wonderful opportunity for families to explore nature together. We pick a different trail to explore […]

Free

Walk with a Naturalist

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Join us for a walk on our trails with one our naturalists. Usually, we don't look for anything in particular on these walks. This time, though, we'll be looking specifically for beaver. And, since they are more likely to be active in the afternoon, we've scheduled our walk for a bit later in the day […]

Free
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Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Beginner Bird Song Workshop

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Learning to bird by ear is a great skill for any birdwatcher. In this program, co-Directors Bert and Eleanor Harris will teach the common songs and calls of Virginia's birds and give tips to identifying birds by ear. Come back for our bird walk the following day and put your new skills to the test! […]

Free

Bird Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Novice and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will explore successional fields, meadows, lake edges, and forest. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children 12 and up, accompanied by an adult Weather […]

Free
Recurring

Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Recurring

Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Come help us plant trees for a riparian buffer in our pasture! If you have any of the following items, please bring them with you: pick ax, shovel, gardening gloves, watering can, mallet. Age: Adults only and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent […]

Free

Early Spring Wildflower Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

In early spring ephemeral wildflowers appear on the forest floor taking advantage of a brief moment of sunlight before the canopy above fills out with trees. Join us for a walk exploring our wooded trails in search of early spring ephemerals such as Bloodroot, Cutleaf toothwort, Rue-anemone, and Skunk Cabbage. Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children 12 […]

Free

Bird Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Novice and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will explore successional fields, meadows, lake edges, and forest. Don't forget to bring your binoculars! Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children 12 and up, accompanied by an adult Weather […]

Free

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Come help us plant trees for a riparian buffer in our pasture! If you have any of the following items, please bring them with you: pick ax, shovel, gardening gloves, watering can, mallet. Age: Adults only and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. […]

Free
Recurring

Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Come help us plant trees for a riparian buffer in our pasture! If you have any of the following items, please bring them with you: pick ax, shovel, gardening gloves, watering can, mallet. Age: Adults only and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. […]

Free

Family Nature Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Families with children in grades K-8 are invited to come along as we explore the field station and experience autumn in Virginia. We’ll explore the woods to look for changes in the landscape and migrating birds. This program is a wonderful opportunity for families to explore nature together. We pick a different trail to explore […]

Free

Piedmont Polliwogs

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Piedmont Polliwogs is a monthly pre-K program that includes an outdoor story time and short nature walk. Cost: Free! Age: Children ages 2-5, accompanied by a caregiver Weather policy: Rain or shine except in case of extreme weather (e.g. thunderstorm or significant snow fall). Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event. What to […]

Free

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Come help us plant trees for a riparian buffer in our pasture! If you have any of the following items, please bring them with you: pick ax, shovel, gardening gloves, watering can, mallet. Age: Adults only and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. […]

Free

Warbler Song Bootcamp Virtual Program

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Brush up on your warbler songs just before the migrants arrive in droves. We will listen to the songs of each of the migratory warblers that pass through our region in spring, while looking at spectrograms to help visual learners identify differences in similar songs. We will also briefly discuss habitats where breeding warblers can […]

Free

Bird Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Novice and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will explore successional fields, meadows, lake edges, and forest. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children 12 and up, accompanied by an adult Weather […]

Free
Recurring

Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Happy Earth Day! Bring your family on a self-guided exploration of our trails and search for clues that will help you spell out a special message from our mascot, Blossom the Possum.

The Mysterious History of Native Grasslands in the Virginia Piedmont

Raccoon Ford Road Culpeper, VA

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 […]

$8.00 – $10.00
Recurring

Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Come help us plant trees for a riparian buffer in our pasture! If you have any of the following items, please bring them with you: pick ax, shovel, gardening gloves, watering can, mallet. Age: Adults only and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. […]

Free

Walk With A Naturalist

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Join us for a walk on our trails with one our naturalists. Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children 12 and up, accompanied by an adult Weather policy: Rain or shine except in case of extreme weather (e.g. thunderstorm or significant snow fall). Please check your email for updates on the morning of the event. What […]

Free
Recurring

Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Volunteer Day: Tree Planting

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Come help us plant trees for a riparian buffer in our pasture! If you have any of the following items, please bring them with you: pick ax, shovel, gardening gloves, watering can, mallet. Age: Adults only and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult. Weather policy: Date and time subject to change dependent on weather. […]

Free

City Nature Challenge

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Every year the community science platform iNaturalist organizes the City Nature Challenge, a friendly competition between cities all over the world to see who can find the most species, make the most observations, and involve the most people in community science. This year the Challenge will take place from April 29 to May 2, but […]

Recurring

Open-access Day for Friends of the Clifton Institute

Event time: Jan 8 - Oct 15
The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

We invite Friends of the Clifton Institute to come explore the field station on their own every Saturday from mid-January to mid-October. You can become a Friend of Clifton with a minimum annual donation of $40. Your support will help us reach our goals of expanding and improving our education, restoration, and research programs this […]

Tree Wrapping for Beavers: Workshop and Volunteer Day

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

During this workshop and volunteer day, join Alison Zak, M.A., founder of the Human-Beaver Coexistence Fund, to learn about the importance of coexisting with beavers and how to protect your favorite trees from being chewed down. After a brief talk, you’ll get hands-on experience wrapping trees using HBCF’s recommended methods. Cost: Free! Age: Adults and […]

Free

Bird Walk

The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA

Novice and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found on the field station. We will explore successional fields, meadows, lake edges, and forest. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Cost: Free! Age: Adults and children 12 and up, accompanied by an adult Weather […]

Free