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Upcoming Events

November 13, 2019 08:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, Virginia

Novice and experienced birders will enjoy this guided 1-2 mile hike to look for the many species of birds that can be found at the Clifton Institute. Birders will explore successional fields, meadows, lake edges, and forest. Binoculars and cameras recommended. Outdoor clothing, including waterproof footwear and hats suggested. To RSVP, please register here.


November 13, 2019 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Location: The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, Virginia

American Farmland Trust is conducting a Permanent Fencing Demonstration & Workshop at the Clifton Institute on Wednesday, November 13. This event is open to anyone that is interested in building a fence! The workshop will be led by fencing professionals. Register by November 12th for free by contacting Jacob Gilley at 540-219-5015 or jgilley@farmland.org.


November 16, 2019 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm
Location: The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, Virginia

The Mindful Naturalists is a series put on by the Clifton Institute to inspire mindful observation and nature appreciation. This month's topic focuses on  trees and what they can teach us. You will explore how to come to know trees in a way that connects you to individuals, ecosystems, and all of nature. The workshop includes a short meditation followed by a walk through the forests around the farmhouse, where you will be able to spend solitary time with a tree and reflect on what you've learned. To RSVP, please register here.


December 06, 2019 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, Virginia

The Clifton Institute is hosting a lecture featuring Dr. Douglas Gill, a professor in the Department of Biology at University of Maryland, College Park, who will share an overview of his involvement with the Native Grassland Restoration Project on the eastern shore of Maryland. This project studied the process of restoring Mid-Atlantic warm-season grasslands for 20 years. Dr.Gill will also discuss practical advice from his years in grassland restoration. This event is $10 per person, and you can register here.


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