December 1, 2020

Andrew Dolby to Lead Program at Stratford Hall This Saturday

Birding at Stratford: Left Out In The Cold. 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14.

Andrew Dolby

Dr. Andrew Dolby, chair of the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Biological Sciences and president of the Virginia Society of Ornithology, will lead a walk across the estate and discuss adaptation of birds to the challenges of winter. This is the first in four-part series of programs through September.

Registration is $25 with a $10 box lunch optional; the program is free to Friends of Stratford  members. To register, email, fax 804/493-0333 or leave a voicemail, 804-493/8038, ext. 7787. Continuing Education Units  available.

Details: Stratford Hall is 45 minutes east of Fredericksburg off State Route 3.; 804/493-8038.

Andrew Dolby and Deborah O’Dell

Associate Professors of Biology Andrew Dolby and Deborah O’Dell were awarded a $1,000 grant by the Virginia Society of Ornithology for their joint project Enzyme immunoassay quantification of Heat Shock Protein 60 and its application to avian conservation biology.

At the Virginia Academy of Science’s Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting, held at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond in October, O’Dell’s student, Anum Shaikh, was awarded funding for undergraduate research. Anum will study the “Effects of Combined Vitamin E and C Treatment on Plaque Formation in Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Gari Melchers Home and Studio hosts Bird Talk

Andrew Dolby

Andrew Dolby







Illustrated talk in the Pavilion followed by bird watching on the grounds and in the woods. Free and open to the public; reservations not required.
Members of the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Virginia Society of Ornithology will be on hand to lead informal tours after the talk.