Stokes Farm and the Fruits and Nuts of Fall
September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join tree steward Phil Stokes at his acreage in western Albemarle County for an enjoyable walk through a well preserved and highly diverse woodland to see naturally occurring winterberry, spicebush, and dogwood laden with red berries. This is a fairly easy walk on trails along streams and mowed fields for approximately 1 1/2 miles.
In abundance will also be nuts from forest oaks, hickories, and walnuts as well as orchard grown Chinese chestnuts, walnuts, pecans, and American hazelnuts. And expect that there will be unshelled chestnuts free for your taking. You will also see large stands of Christmas fern, two species of Lycopodium, and Mountain laurel that remain a lush green throughout the winter. Located in western Albemarle County, it’s an easy and scenic drive of less than 30 min. from Charlottesville on mostly interstate and Route 250. Directions will be sent after registration is complete. There are no restrooms at this site
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