Upcoming Events

  • By Susan Martin
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  • November 2019-Vol.5 No.11
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Piedmont Master Gardener Garden Basics: Co-Existing with Wildlife in the Landscape Saturday, November 16
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1118 Preston Avenue
Charlottesville 22903 + Google Map

Find out how to attract beneficial wildlife and discourage trouble-makers. Preregistration is encouraged. COST: FREE HOW TO REGISTER:  Send your name and name of class to info@piedmontmastergardeners.org

Blue Ridge PRISM Invasive Plant Workshops
(Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management)
November 14, November 23

Topics include: identifying invasive plants; when and how to treat; best seasonal practices for each invasive; using manual and mechanical control methods; controlling invasives with herbicides; planning a work schedule with best timings for multiple plants. There will also be an opportunity to identify plants, so bring samples of your mystery plants and we’ll identify them!

Albemarle High School – Open Doors Program *** (no outdoor element)
Nov 14 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
Register Here (cost $20)

Ivy Creek Natural Area in Charlottesville VA
November 23 (1:30 – 5:30 p.m.)
Register Here (cost $25)

 Ivy Creek Foundation Pollinator Workshop
Saturday, November 9
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ivy Creek Natural Area
1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville 22903

Interested in learning how to counter the pollinator decline? This workshop will help you learn to attract pollinators to your landscape. Presenters are Mary Lee Epps, Marilyn Smith and David Smith. Conference fee of $25-40 will include seeds to begin planting; a mason bee house to watch a variety of bees nest; and a plan to enhance your pollinator habitat. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register here.

Experience a Bird Walk at McIntire Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 9
8:00 a.m.

Join us for a morning walk through McIntire Botanical Garden to observe the migrating birds and those that call the Garden home. Joanne Bricker and Doug Rogers, former President of Monticello Bird Club, will lead the walks and share their knowledge with participants. All interest levels are welcome.

Limited to 20 participants each event. Registration is required. The hike is light to moderate on uneven ground. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Meet at the Garden at the intersection of John Warner Parkway and Melbourne Road. Reserve Your Walk Here.

Virginia Native Plant Society Jefferson Chapter Meeting: Drivers of Plant-Insect Interaction
Wednesday, November 13
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Education Building at Ivy Creek Natural Area
1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville 22903

Melissa Hey is a PhD candidate in the University of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Science. She has been working with Dr. Kyle Haynes’ research team at Blandy Experimental Farm since 2015. Her research interests include invasion ecology and plant-insect interactions. Her undergraduate thesis focused on how intraspecific competition and herbivory affected growth and secondary chemical defenses in common milkweed. Common milkweed serves as a significant food source for the monarch butterfly, and her research sought to delve into drivers of plant-insect interactions. Free; all are welcome.

Ivy Creek Natural Area Monthly Plant Walk
Saturday, November 16

9:00 a.m.
Ivy Creek Natural Area
1780 Earlysville Rd., Charlottesville 22903

Jefferson Chapter member Nancy Weiss will lead a forest ecology walk. This will be an opportunity to learn more about how various tree, shrub, and herbaceous species in Ivy Creek’s forests have changed over time. See how to read the influence of man and so imagine how the forest looked 80 years ago. Free; all are welcome. Co-sponsored by the Ivy Creek Natural Area. Meet by the kiosk near the parking lot.

Living with Nature at Wintergreen Hikes
3421 Wintergreen Drive, Roseland, VA 22967

Hikes are held on Saturday mornings from November 2-November 30 at 9:00 a.m. See the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen website for information on these hikes and others, plus other events. Registration is required; fees apply. Phone: 434-325-8169; Email: info@twnf.org



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