Butterflies are one of the most beautiful elements of the natural world, and scientists now recognize that they can also serve as one important indicator of the health of ecosystems.
“Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods.” - Alexander Graham Bell
During the 4th Annual Summer Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally last weekend, over 150 naturalists came together at Blue Ridge Discovery Center’s new Campground & Field Station to enjoy one of the world’s most fascinating treasures.
The installation of the Virginia Women’s Monument is currently underway in Richmond, honoring women whose achievements and contributions have had a significant impact on the Commonwealth over the course of Virginia’s 400-year history. Among the women selected to be featured in twelve life-sized bronze statues is Laura Copenhaver, co-founder of the Konnarock Training School, the historic gem that is to become our future Discovery Center.
Art is a key component of Blue Ridge Discovery Center’s approach to discovery. Art provides each of us - regardless of perceived ability - with the opportunity to observe closely, to ask questions, and communicate our findings. In other words, it allows us to explore, discover, and share.
One member of our community, Suzanne Stryk, has devoted a great deal of time to the observation and investigation of nature, communicating her findings through sketches, paintings, and assemblages.
Each year, Blue Ridge Discovery Center designs stylish graphic tees featuring a collection of species that are unique to our region.
The 2019 Species Shirt Collection is now available in our Online Shop. Adult and youth options are available. Continue reading for full descriptions!