Winter Speaker Series: Grasslands at Clifton with Bert Harris

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Sunday, February 27, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Piedmont grasslands are among the most diverse plant communities in Virginia. These prairies are also home to declining birds and insects and a number of rare plants. With financial support from VNPS, researchers from The Clifton Institute, Virginia Tech, and the Center for Urban Habitats have studied these plant communities in northern and central Virginia over the last few years. In this talk Bert Harris will present results from some of these surveys and discuss how landowners can manage their land to help restore these habitats for plants, pollinators, and birds.

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Bert Harris is Executive Director of the Clifton Institute in Warrenton, Virginia, where he builds on his long-standing interest in the ecology and conservation of forests and grasslands to direct research and land management. He is also an avid environmental educator. He has a B.S. degree in Ecology and Biodiversity from Sewanee: The University of the South, and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He is affiliated with both American University and George Mason University.