This week for #sciencesaturday , we are focusing on a species that has just begun to bloom at the Preserve – Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)! Read more to learn about identifying this plant, and the unique method it uses to spread its pollen.
The Eastern Box Turtle is this week’s #sciencesaturday spring spotlight species! Read on to learn what they eat, where they live, and other special facts.
Discover a day in the life of an archaeological survey at the Preserve, led by resident volunteer archaeologist, Patrick O’Neill!
Find out how this resident spotlight species is more than a scavenger, and get to know the similarities and differences between American Black Vultures and Turkey Vultures.
Celebrate Earth Day by reading Natural Science Fellow Meredith Hart’s Fellowship Report titled: “Insect Biodiversity of the Preserve at Bull Run Mountains.” Meredith’s report takes you on a journey through project design, insect identification, and results of her research.
Learn about some of the spring ephemerals at the Preserve, and why they may not be what they seem.
A look into one of the ways uncovering cultural history allows us to connect laterally and transversely.
Learn about three of many the spring ephemerals popping up around the Preserve: spring beauty, trout lily, and Dutchman’s breeches.
Garter snakes are on the move at the Preserve, find out more about their natural history storiessss.
Liliana Ramirez, a Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation student, begins her project this week surveying vegetation at the Preserve through an ethnobotanical lens.