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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Braddock District Tree Forum 2018 Wednesday, 7 March, 7.30-9.30 pm Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke VA 22015 Join the Fairfax County Tree Commission to learn about the benefits of trees, current issues facing our trees, tree pests and diseases, and great native trees for homeowners. Sponsor tables will have additional information on […]
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 […]
Saturday, 10 March from 3.00 – 5.00 pm Pohick Regional Library 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, VA Come learn how a favorite songbird, the Eastern Bluebird, lives and breeds right in our community and how volunteers have helped this bird come back. There are about 80 bluebird trails which house at least three bluebird houses each, […]
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, […]
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, […]