This year’s Symposium includes keynote speaker, Tom Akre of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, who will discuss how land management strategies impact biodiversity. Other topics will include Tick-borne Diseases, Virginia’s Unique Geological History, Plant Communities, Plant- Fungi Relationships, Nature Photography, Herp-hunting, and more during this action packed weekend. Activities are guaranteed to help us better understand and appreciate our natural heritage. Advanced registration required. Look for the brochure with a detailed schedule of events in April and online at www.twnf.org.