While it may be just a little too cool to enjoy the wonderful outdoor activities of Smith Mountain State Park, we are still offering the exploration of environmental and historical topics as part of The 9th Annual Winter Lecture Series. Come join us Sunday, March 6th, as we present Deer Herds on the Rise in Virginia: How Many Deer are Too Many?

In this lecture, Dr. Todd Frederickson, the Associate Professor of Forestry and Wildlife at Ferrum College, will explore the omnipresent question: How many deer are too many? While driving, many of us have had a close call with a deer striking our car, or have simply been distracted by watching deer prance along the side of the road. One may think that deer are merely wild herbivores that play no role in the conservation or regeneration of these beautiful Virginia forests. However, in his presentation, Dr. Frederickson will discuss deer’s impact on the Virginia forest and ecosystem, and will focus on wildlife management and conservation issues. He has orchestrated detailed research regarding these topics, and has much insight to share! If you enjoyed our last lecture with Bruce Ingram about the life cycle of the wild turkey, we know you will have a great time with Dr. Todd Frederickson. Again, this presentation is Sunday, March 6th, from 3pm – 4pm.

Tickets are $7 each and are sold at the door. As always, we have season tickets available; $18 for a single season ticket and $32 for a pair of season tickets. We hope to see you there!