Joseph S.J. Tanner Environmental Education Center, John H Kerr Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake), US Army Corps of Engineers

A Ranger holds the resident black snake. The black snake is frequently used to entertain and educate the public on local animals.
Photo by Ranger Roseana Burick
Volunteers regularly help with children's programs. This volunteer demonstrates what happens when a life jacket is to big!
Come see the butterfly garden outside the Tanner Center. You never know what you might see. These dancing butterflies can be seen during the early Fall.
A Ranger holds the resident black snake. The black snake is frequently used to entertain and educate...
5164 Buggs Island Road
Boydton, VA 23917
Region Southern Virginia
Locality Mecklenburg
Office: (434) 738-6143
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The Joseph S.J. Tanner Environmental Education Center offers a chance to get "hands on" and experience some of the native wildlife in the area. It's a great chance to learn about local bird and mammal species and have the opportunity to feel real animal furs.

Also, check out the Butterfly Garden out front of the Tanner Center. It's a great place for the pollinator enthusiast to observe and photograph these beautiful creatures.

Normal Operations: Saturday and Sunday, April 1 to October 31, 9-Noon and 1pm-4pm

Summer Operations: Thursday through Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, 9-Noon and 1pm-4pm

Open for groups or programs by special request. Call for additional information: 434-738-6143


Last Updated: 4/3/2013 9:30 AM
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