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Datebook : Wintergreen : Nature Foundation April 2008 Events

[ 0 ] April 1, 2008 |

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Here’s what’s happening at The Wintergreen Nature Foundation in April 2008. Call 434-325-8169 with questions or for registration information.

April 5
10:00 AM Mornings in the Mountains
Join a Foundation naturalist for an interpretive hike. Explore the many aspects of Wintergreen’s natural environment. $3 members, $5 resort guests, $6 non-members. Please register by 9:30am.

April 5
6:00 PM Rites of Spring French Gourmet Wine Dinner
Don’t miss this elegant wine dinner. Enjoy gourmet French cuisine paired with some of the best local wine in a scenic country setting. Includes dinner, wine pairings, wine glass, and discounts on wine purchases. Tickets are $85 with proceeds benefiting TWNF. Call 434-263-6100 for tickets.
TWNF is providing complimentary transportation to this event from the Trillium House. Space is limited. Call 434-325-7473 to reserve your transportation by noon, April 4.

April 12
10:00 AM Mornings in the Mountains
Join a Foundation naturalist for an interpretive hike. Explore the many aspects of Wintergreen’s natural environment. $3 members, $5 resort guests, $6 non-members. Please register by 9:30am.

April 19
10:00 AM Mornings in the Mountains
Join a Foundation naturalist for an interpretive hike. Explore the many aspects of Wintergreen’s natural environment. $3 members, $5 resort guests, $6 non-members. Please register by 9:30am.

April 19
10:00 AM Field Studies Institute: Living with Wildlife
The first in our series of hands-on adult educational opportunities. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Black Bear Project Leader, Jaime Sadjecki will discuss life with our black bear neighbors and teach us to better understand and coexisting peacefully with them. Then join us on an excursion to the home of Phil Stokes, President of the Jefferson Chapter of the Native Plant Society. Tour his garden in Ivy, VA as he shows us the plants and strategies he uses to deal with white-tailed deer. $50 members, $60 non-members, register by April 16.

April 22
9:00 AM Earth Day
Learn more about our Mother Earth with a scavenger hunt designed to get everyone exploring the world around us. Pick up your scavenger hunt sheet at the Trillium House or at the front desk in the Mountain Inn.

April 23
9:00 AM Ecological Footprints
Take the quiz to evaluate your life’s environmental footprint; we’ll have the computer waiting for you. The fun and interactive website will help you take simple steps toward a more earth-friendly life.

April 24
9:00 AM Litter Bugs
Give Mother Earth a face-lift and get your pick of prizes. Stop by the Trillium House to get a trash bag and suggestions of trails that need the most attention. Fill your bag with litter and come back to claim your prize.

April 25
9:00 AM Arbor Day
Plant a tree to hug. Stop by the Trillium House to pick up a free tree seedling with planting and care instructions. Supplies are limited; first come first serve. Trees courtesy of the US Forest Service.

April 26
10:00 AM Mornings in the Mountains: Earth Day Style
Join a Foundation naturalist for an interpretive hike. Explore the natural environment, see where people fit into the picture, and discover easy ways we can lessen our impact on the world around us. $3 members, $5 resort guests, $6 non-members. Please register by 9:30am.

April 26
8:00 AM A Cradle for Democracy Tour
If you enjoyed learning about the fascinating Revolutionary War era history of Nelson County during the Winter Lecture Series, don’t miss this opportunity to see the historical homes and places first hand. We will visit several sites from the plays such as Soldier’s Joy, Level Green, and Old Keys Church. $35 members, $45 non-members, includes lunch, register by April 23.

April 30
9:00 AM Fortune’s Cove Hike with Dr. Chip Morgan
Join Chip on this beautiful hike near Lovingston to see a unique collection of fringe trees and discuss the geologic history and impact of Hurricane Camille. Wear hiking attire and bring a bag lunch and plenty of water. $15 members, $20 non-members, register by noon April 29.

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