Entries by Janet Quinn

Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s “Grasses for the Masses” Workshop, 25 or 27 January: Register now

Here is a great project for gardeners and non-gardeners alike during the winter.  You can grow native plants indoors during the winter months, and install them in the spring where they can provide enormous environmental benefits. The project is the “Grasses for the Masses” program that is sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF).   […]

First Day Hikes, Mason Neck State Park

Mason Neck State Park is celebrating the new year with free entrance to the park and three guided hikes. At 10 a.m. is a 3.5 mile hike of moderate difficulty but at an easy pace. At 11 a.m. the park will feature a fast-paced, heart pumping hike incorporating several trails that will cover 6.2 miles. […]

Read-a-thon of A Sand County Almanac is January 14

Come celebrate Aldo Leopold’s 132nd birthday (January 11th) and hear sections of this still-popular book on Sunday, January 14, 5-7 p.m., at the Shirlington Busboys and Poets, 4251 South Campbell Avenue, Arlington VA 22206. Let Northern Virginia Conservation Trust know if you want to be one of the readers by emailing Daniel Saltzberg at dsaltzberg@nvct.org. Look for […]

A Tale of Two Vines: The Far Reaching and Few Between

The Potowmack Chapter of the Northern Virginia Plant Society (http://vnps.org/potowmack) cordially invites you to: A Talk by Dr. Ashley Egan Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:30 pm to 3:00  pm Green Spring Gardens 4603 Green Spring Road Alexandria, VA VNPS programs are free and open to the public The Talk will follow a short business Annual […]

Habitat Network, A Citizen Science Social Network

Cornell Ornithology Lab and The Nature Conservancy have joined together to create Habitat Network (http://content.yardmap.org), the first citizen science social network. Habitat Network is a citizen science project designed to cultivate a richer understanding of wildlife habitat, for both professional scientists and people concerned with their local environments. They collect data by asking individuals across […]

The Health and Ecology of Hunting Creek

On November 15 the Friends of Dyke Marsh will present Dr. Kim de Mutsert, George Mason University’s Department of Environmental Science and Policy, who will give a presentation on the ecology and challenges of Hunting Creek. 

Dr. de Mutsert heads GMU’s research that monitors water quality and the biological communities in the Hunting Creek area. Her studies […]