September 1, 2018

Join us for FarmFest 2018!  We’ll have live music from Swampcandy, food from Tabula Rasa on Glade, beer from Rising Silo brewery, ice cream, a farm tour and activities for the kids.

The farm tour will start at 5pm, food and music will start at 6pm.  Come on out for a foot stompin’ good time at this conserved property and support conservation in the New River region.  Tickets are $10, free for kids under 12.

Parking is limited. Carpoolers (3 or more per car) park free; all others $5.  Ride your bike and get a ticket for a free ice cream cone.

Get your tickets online HERE






























Outdoor Family Class: Yoga in Nature

June 23, 2018

Grounded to the earth, stretching to the sky—this will be our focus as we join Yoga instructor and preschool teacher Hannah Conner to explore yoga in nature and animal movement at Heritage Park and in the Nature Play Space. Please bring your yoga mat if you have one. There will also be some available to borrow. We will gather at the Glade Road parking lot. The class is FREE, but registration is required.

To save your spot, email

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Heritage Park—2300 Glade Road
Ages 3 – 8+ and their families








Early Birders – Falls Ridge Preserve

June 20, 2018

Wednesday, 4:30-6:00pm

Falls Ridge Nature Preserve. Lead by New River Land Trust Conservation Coordinator and birder Allison Tillett Brown. Practice birding by ear and spot for Wood thrush, Vireos and Scarlet Tanager.

RSVP required for all events. Please email to reserve your family’s spot.



Early Birders – Raptor Encounter

June 7, 2018
Photo credit: Elaine R. Wilson

Thursday, 4:30-6pm at St. Mary’s Church in Blacksburg

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting Early Birders presentation!  Join Master Naturalist and Master Falconer Shane Brandes and Master Naturalist Tricia Easterling for a presentation on raptors.  You’ll also meet Shane’s Aplomado falcon, Athena.

Early Birders field trips are supported by a grand from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. They are designed for kids ages 6-12 and their families.

This event is free but RSVP required for all events. Please email to reserve your family’s spot







Early Birders – SEEDS Nature Center

May 21, 2018

Monday, 4:30-5:30pm

SEEDS Nature Center Lead by Master Naturalist and SEEDS Volunteer Ann Rairdon. Come learn the joys and skills of backyard birding right in the heart of town!

RSVP required for all events. Please email to reserve your family’s spot.