Living with Bears at Wintergreen

Matt Overstreet, the Regional Wildlife Manager for the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, was at The Nature Foundation last month to speak to the Wintergreen Homeowners’ Association and the general public about Virginia’s rising American Black Bear population. The talk highlighted the state’s bear guidelines which are designed to promote public safety, protect property, and conserve bear populations. For more information on living with black bears, please visit the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources website.

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What's New at The Nature Foundation

The latest Nine Minute Naturalist. Learn about the epic journey of dragonflies as they head to wintering grounds. Follow this link to read The Mini Migrants.
Our fall activities. The October-December 2021 Calendar of Events events is now available online on The Nature Foundation website under “Events & Event Registration” in the top menu bar.
Living with Nature at Wintergreen. Join a Foundation Naturalist on Saturday morning for a moderate to strenuous interpretive hike and explore Wintergreen’s natural environment! TNFW members hike free! Visit our Event Registration page to sign up.
Trail map. A detailed map of all of the trails within Wintergreen, maintained by TNFW, is available at Trillium House and the front desk of Wintergreen Resort’s Mountain Inn.
Native Plants. The Nature Foundation will accept continuous native plant orders via email to Doug Coleman. Advance orders can be picked up weekly on Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm at the greenhouse. Larger orders can be arranged by other appointments. Visit our greenhouse webpage to see a list of plants available for sale. All our plants are propagated and grown from local seeds and cuttings.

Our programs are open to anyone who wishes to take part and enjoy nature.

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Go outside & play

Our trail system covers an assortment of terrain throughout its 35 miles. There are both rugged, steep slopes as well as beautiful, short strolls most anyone can enjoy.

Grow native plants

Preserving while enhancing the natural beauty of the land is a goal of those who garden using native plants. The Nature Foundation is a leader in making it easier and fun.


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