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Win a 60-gallon rain barrel hand-painted by local artist James Gallagher!!

Tickets are $5/each or 5 for $20... available for purchase online here and at the Bluebell Festival.

Contact us if you have quetions. 703.490.5200, alliance@

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Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm WMA
Sunday, April 10 2022, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
15014 Deepwood Lane, Nokesville, directions

Family-friendly, free of charge

Bluebells at Merrimac FarmPlease join us on Sunday, April 10, to welcome spring, celebrate nature close to home and view the fabulous Virginia Bluebells that carpet the Cedar Run shoreline for nearly a mile.

Meet local organizations and people who are working to improve our community. With some of the best Northern Virginia naturalists leading tours and activities, we're looking forward to a special day at an outstanding natural area. Family-friendly and free of charge.

2022 Tour Schedule!


Candice Lowther

Birding the Bluebell Trail


Phil Silas

Exploring habitats for birds and bees

11:00 am

Michael Keiffer
Bull Run Mountain Conservancy
Discover nature

11:20 am

Jim Klackowicz
Friends of Leesylvania State Park

Riparian ecosystems

11:30 am Tom Dombrowski
PWC Watershed Mgt.
Working Together - What's Happening in Floodplain Wetlands

11:45 am

Bill Olson
Rob Orison
Historic PW/PWCA

History in the woods at the Green Level Cemetery

12:00 pm

Cindy Smith
George Mason University
A home for every bird and bug

12:20 pm

Julie Flanagan
New Earth Photography

Native trees, forest ecosystems

12:40 pm

Valerie Huelsman
PWC Forest Pest Mgt.

How do bugs affect forest health?

1:00 pm

Charlie Grymes

Floodplain ecology

1:20 pm

Kevin Parker

The sounds of nature

1:40 pm

Larry Meade
NoVA Bird Club

Things that fly -- Birds, butterflies and dragonflies

2:00 pm

Nancy Vehrs

Woodland wildflowers and other native plants

2:20 pm

Eli Hosen

People in the woods


Tom Thaller
Virginia Master Naturalists

Bluebirds and beyond

Sponsored by Prince William Conservation Alliance and the Virginia Dept. of Wildlife Resources with support from Marine Corps Base Quantico

Dress right!Appropriate attire for Merrimac Farm is always sturdy shoes and long pants, no matter the season. Tuck your pants into your socks to help keep bugs out.

Click HERE to read more about Merrimac Farm.


New Earth Photography by Julia Flanagan

Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries
MCB QuanticoMCB Quantico Natural Resources
PWCAPrince William Conservation Alliance
PWWSPrince William Wildflower Society/VNPS
VA Bluebird Society
Virginia Bluebird Society
PWC Forest Pest Mgt.PWC Forest Pest Management
PWWSNational Parks Conservation Association
VCE PW Master GardenersVCE PW Master Gardeners

PWSWCDPrince William Soil & Water Conservation District

Bull Run Mountain ConservancyBull Run Mountain Conservancy
NatureBridgePrince William Regional Beekeepers Association