Join us for a free showing of Secret Pond!
Secret Pond: A Fairy Shrimp Documentary — Thursday, March 7, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Naturalist and filmmaker Brian La Fountain has been fascinated with fairy shrimp – tiny crustaceans that live in seasonal ponds – since he was a boy. With Sweet Briar’s naturalist-in-residence, Mike Hayslett, as his guide to the hidden places where they live, La Fountain finally discovered the elusive critters in the wild and captured them in incredible high-definition detail.
Created in part to raise awareness for the protection of the fairy shrimp’s vulnerable habitat, “Secret Pond” is a surprisingly poignant portrayal of the microcosmic world of these delicate creatures. Fairy Shrimp have been found in two locations in Loudoun so far – perhaps they live in a vernal pool near you!
Join us for this free showing on the big screen! Location: Woodgrove High School Auditorium, 36811 Allder School Road, Purcellville. Questions: Contact Beth Arsenault at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a teaser for the film – and yes – we have Fairy Shrimp – the stars of this show – in Loudoun!!