VOF Preserve Manager Joe Villari and his team participated in partner organization Reserva: The Youth Land Trust’s #runfortherainforest 5k and, as Preserve staff and enthusiasts do, turned it into a 3.89mile mini-bioblitz!
Author Archives: Summers Cleary
The Preserve’s Spotlight Species: Mountain Laurel
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.
Insect Biodiversity of the Preserve at Bull Run Mountains; a Natural Science Fellowship Report
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.
Ethnobotany at the Preserve
Liliana Ramirez, a Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation student, begins her project this week surveying vegetation at the Preserve through an ethnobotanical lens.
Making History Our-Story: A Virtual Presentation on the Preserve’s Cultural History Project
Barinaale Dube and Summers Cleary presented on the Preserve’s Cultural History Project to Prince William County’s RELIC Room early in March. Read about their work and watch the recording of their presentation here.
The Preserve: Reconstructing an African American Neighborhood
View Preserve Volunteer Archeologist, Patrick O’Neill’s virtual presentation to the Prince William County RELIC Room on the history of an African American quarrying neighborhood in the Preserve.
Cultural history research at the Preserve through a Geographic Information Science lens
Sarah Hood-Recent, a senior at the University of Mary Washington, joins the VOF Preserve team as our GIS Intern to study aspects of our cultural history using GIS and remote sensing techniques.
The Virginia Opossum and their ecosystem benefits
This #sciencesaturday we are focusing on North America’s only marsupial and the myriad of benefits they provide to our ecosystems!
Community Science at the Preserve: fueling our collective understanding of the treasures of Bull Run Mountains
Happy #sciencesaturday everyone! We are bringing back our weekly #sciencesaturday posts to highlight the variety of scientists performing research here, the unique diversity our Preserve holds, and to showcase the variety of ways our visitors and community members can contribute to our collective understanding of the natural and cultural treasures that make the Bull Run Mountains …
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Cultural History of the Preserve as told by Barinaale Dube
A compilation of videos created by Cultural History Fellow Barinaale Dube, exploring the lives of three different black and African American families on the Preserve.