Join Dr. Bert Harris of The Clifton Institute to explore the special plants and animals of Fauquier County’s Riverside Preserve! This beautiful park protects a fascinating variety of habitats, from mature riparian forest to mesic upland forest, and native meadows. In mid-October we will see late wildflowers in the meadows and the last insects of the year, including bees, hoverflies, and caterpillars. We will also look for and learn about riparian tree species, including hazelnut, bladdernut, ironwood, river birch, and the rare butternut.
**Registration is through Fauquier County Parks and Recreation. Use the link below **
Cost: $12 per person
Age: Adults and children ages 12 and up, accompanied by an adult.
What to wear: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothes you can move in!
What to bring: Water bottle, hat, sunscreen, bug spray, camera, binoculars
COVID-19 Information: This program will be entirely outdoors (an outside port-o-potty will be available). 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.).
Before attending this event, please read the information included on our liability release form (click here).