Entries by Janet Quinn

Children’s Science Center program needs macroinvertebrate IDers, June 30th & July 14th

Loudoun Water, 44865 Loudoun Water Way, Ashburn, VA 20147 Saturday, 30 June 2019 and Saturday, 14 July 2019 10 am – 1 pm both days Each summer the Children’s Science Center selects a citizen science project to highlight and this year it is Creek Critters app and stream monitoring. Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) will provide […]

Marine birds and mammals of the Southeastern United States pelagic trip, July 6th

Outer Banks, NC Saturday, 6 July 2019 All day Fee: $175 (includes gratuity, participants are responsible for accommodation) In an earlier post, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia advertised a two-part workshop on marine birds and mammals of the Southeastern United States.  There is no requirement to take these workshops to attend the field trip, however […]

Caterpillars Count! – NEW at Riverbend Park, Training May 11th

Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls, VA Saturday, 11 May 2019 9 am-12 noon Interested in insect studies and research? Become a Caterpillars Count! citizen scientist! Caterpillars and other insects live on the trees and plants all around us. They make up a critical part of many ecosystems and are an important food […]

Learn to be a dragonfly surveyor & collector, May 18th

Photo (c) by Barbara J. Saffir Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls VA Saturday, 18 May 2019 Participate in a long term citizen’s science project monitoring dragonfly species that live in and around the Potomac River above Great Falls. Learn the protocols for collecting exuviae (shed skins) that dragonfly larvae leave behind when […]

Meadow Restoration Day! May 11th

8814 Jeffery Road Great Falls, VA Saturday, 11 May 2019 2-3:30 pm Join Resource Naturalists Christian Lansing & Nancy Wimberg for a habitat restoration project to help restore the meadow habitat and help native plants, wildlife, birds, and important pollinators thrive by keeping the invasive vine “mile a minute” OUT of Riverbend Park! Learn how […]

Native groundcovers

Margaret Fisher, Plant NOVA Natives Are you seeking a groundcover that is both beautiful and friendly to the ecosystem? Try looking beyond the old standbys to the new trend in gardening circles: native Virginia plants. Bare ground in a garden is an invitation to weeds and erosion. The conventional landscaping solutions are either to pile […]