Upcoming Events

December 12th, 2018 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, Virginia, United States
Category: Seminar

Bert Harris (Executive Director of The Clifton Institute) will give a presentation about grassland restoration. He will discuss the ecology of grasslands in Virginia and how to establish and maintain grasslands. This involves both controlling exotic plants and promoting native ones. Bert’s talk will explain why The Clifton Institute are conducting a major grassland restoration experiment and how they're planning to do it.

Join us at 6:30 for drinks and appetizers. The talk will begin at 7:00 and last for about 45 minutes, with 15 minutes at the end of questions. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by registering online or emailing Bert at

December 12th, 2018 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Ivy Creek Natural Area - Education Building, Earlysville Road 1780, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Category: Seminar

Dr. Andrea Weeks is an Associate Professor of Biology and the Director of the Ted R. Bradley Herbarium at George Mason University. Dr. Weeks’ research focuses on the systematics, historical biogeography, and evolution of flowering plants, particularly those within the frankincense and myrrh family, Burseraceae. She is interested in testing hypotheses regarding how plant lineages are related, how their extant geographic distributions became established over time, and how their morphological and physiological features evolved.

Hosted by the Jefferson Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. This event is free and open to the public.

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