Entries by Janet Quinn

See raptors up close

Saturday, April 21st, 10.00am – Noon Belle Haven Park, 1250 Mount Vernon Trail, Alexandria, VA Come see and photograph live raptors like barn and barred owls, hawks and more up close at Belle Haven Park on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Co-sponsored by Friends of Dyke Marsh, the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia, and the National […]

Celebrate Earth Day at Hidden Pond

Hidden Pond Nature Center 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield VA Sunday, April 22nd, 10.00 am-12.00pm Explore the stream valley and pond at Hidden Pond Nature Center with a tackle-the trash hike, critter talk and Earth Day craft. Give back to Mother Nature by appreciating and beautifying the park. Cost: $8 per person. Register and learn more […]

Explore vernal pools at Lake Accotink, April 14

Saturday, April 14t 1.00-4.00 pm, Lake Accotink The Friends of Accotink Creek invite you to join them for a vernal pool exploration led by Mike Hayslett, a passionate and dedicated champion of these special habitats! This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a lovely spring day in nature, learning about some of our intriguing neighbors like fairy […]

Walker Nature Center Spring Festival, May 5

Saturday, May 5 • 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm Free • All Ages • Rain or Shine Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive, Reston, VA Produced and presented by Reston Association, the Spring Festival is fun for all ages with live animals, fishing activities, craft-making for kids, displays and information from environmental groups, including Fairfax […]

Visit SpringFest Fairfax, 21 April

Saturday, 21 April 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Sully Historic Site This is Fairfax County’s official Earth Day and Arbor Day event!  Visit with the Fairfax County Park Authority, workshops, vendors and activities and take action to make a “Healthy Planet-Healthy People.” Over 75 vendors, exhibitors, and food trucks will be at SpringFest.  Admission is FREE! […]

Learn at The Nature Foundation Spring Wildflower Symposium

18-20 May Wintergreen Resort, Route 664 Wintergreen, VA 22958 Register by 20 April to receive an early registration discount Presented by The Nature Foundation, for over 30 years Wintergreen’s Spring Wildflower Symposium has offered the best and most diverse coverage of wildflowers and mountain ecosystems. The setting is unique, with over 30 miles of hiking trails and […]

Help clean up the Potomac River Watershed

Join the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 30th annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup! Volunteer to pick up trash at one of the many participating cleanup sites throughout Fairfax County and beyond, or better yet, get some friends or family together and organize your own cleanup – with bags and gloves provided, of course! The official day of the Watershed […]

Mason Neck State Park Eagle Fest–Live Animal Presentations

Saturday, May 12th 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (8.00 am for a pre-opening bird walk) Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 See shows and talks in two tents, including live animal presentations by Reptiles Alive, Secret Garden Birds and Bees, and Wildlife Center of Virginia; and, with luck, there will be […]

Join the fun at Riverbend Park Bluebell Festival

Saturday, April 14th, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls, VA See the first signs of spring’s arrival, the carpet of Virginia Bluebells throughout the forest!  These breathtaking beauties usher in springtime by carpeting the park’s floodplain with their magnificent blooms. The bluebells are so abundant in some areas […]