Entries by Janet Quinn

Save the Date: Next FMN Chapter Meeting is 19 March, at Hidden Oaks

FMN Chapter Meetings are informative, fun, good for networking, and count for 1 hour of continuing education credit! Come reconnect with friends and fellow naturalists. Monday, 19 March 2018, 7.30-9 pm: Penny Firth (Director, Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation) and Robin Firth present “What’s that mushroom?”, an overview of our area fungi and how […]

Remove Invasive Plants from Fairfax County’s Natural Areas

Invasive invaders such as kudzu, wisteria and stilt grass are pushing out important native flora and diminishing the health of our parks.  Help turn the tide against these exotic invaders by joining the Invasive Management Area (IMA) volunteers and pulling these weeds out by their roots!  Several workdays are scheduled in March and April.  The […]

NVCT Conservation Lunch

Protecting our Land, Protecting our Water Saturday, 15 March, Belle Haven Country Club 6023 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria VA  22307 11.30-Noon Registration and Networking Noon-1.15 pm Lunch and Program Featured speaker, Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang, will explore how open space and conserved land is critical to a healthy, resilient Northern Virginia.  Plus, hear the […]

Wood Frogs in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Ellanor C. Lawrence Park Friday, 9 March, 7.00-8.30 pm Wood frogs are breeding in vernal pools at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park.  Assist in collecting and releasing frogs and recording data for our amphibian survey.  Wear waterproof boots and bring flashlights.  Cost:  $7.00 per person.  Register with Fairfax County Park Authority Parktakes.

Turn Hard Virginia Clay into Healthy Soil

Building Soil Health, DIY Sustainable Yard Series Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Wednesday, 7 March, 7.00-8.30 pm Bentley Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria VA 22304 OR Tuesday, 13 March, 7.00-8.30 pm Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington VA 22205 Healthier soil means healthier and happier plants, and in this class you will learn […]

Green Breakfast: Harnessing the Power of Stormwater: Micro-turbines in GMU Storm Drains

Saturday, 10 March, 8.30am Brion’s Grille, 10621 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 Get ready to look at stormwater in a totally different way.  George Mason University’s Dr. Jennifer Sklarew, of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, and STEAM Undergraduates for Renewable Energy will be placing two hydropower micro-turbines in the stormwater network on GMU’s […]

Rod Simmons presents Last Defense for Local Forests: Edges of Woodlands

Thursday, 8 March, 7-9 pm Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean, VA 22101 Sponsored by the Virginia Native Plant Society, this program is free and open to the public. Rod Simmons is a plant ecologist, with a background in biology and geology, who has extensively surveyed the flora and natural communities of the mid-Atlantic region, […]

Fairfax Vernal Pools Tours

Saturday Feb 24, Kutner Park – 1-2.30pm – 3901 Jermantown Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Sign up here: https://www.meetup.com/Accotink/events/247996570/ Monday, Feb 26, Old Colchester Park – 9.30am-12pm – 10721 Old Colchester Rd, Mason Neck, VA 22079 (200 feet before the entrance gate to the Fairfax Yacht Club) Sign up here: https://www.meetup.com/Accotink/events/247997608/ Vernal pools are seasonal wetlands, […]