Photos and article courtesy of Valeria Espinoza, Volunteer Coordinator Marilyn Kupetz Marilyn has volunteered at Riverbend for almost two years now. She serves as an Animal Caretaker and Roving Naturalist. Marilyn plays a key role as part of our Animal Care team. From enrichment to health monitoring, Marilyn helps us make sure the animals are […]
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Thursday, December 3, 20206:30 – 8:30 pm; $10 per person, $8 for Friends of CliftonRegister here.Presented by Clifton Institute This talk is intended for community/citizen scientists who help collect data but may not have the knowledge they need to analyze it, for nature journalers who record numbers in their journals but aren’t sure what to […]
Photo by J. Quinn Article by Jim McGlone, Urban Forest Conservationist, Virginia Department of Forestry In 2010, the courts determined that the EPA and its partners in the Chesapeake Bay watershed had not made sufficient progress in improving Bay water quality with voluntary measures and ordered the EPA to begin regulatory measures to clean up […]
Saturday, November 21, 20209 am – 5:30 pmOn FaceBook LivePublic welcome! Join the Virginia Herpetological Society on Facebook Live for presentations by speakers from Virginia as well as internationally-renowed herpetologists. Topics include “Snakes of Costa Rica,” “History of Antivenom in the United States,” and “Virginia Herpetology: 2020 in review.” Full schedule and speakers’ bios here.
Photo courtesy of VNPS Sunday, November 15, 20201 pmRegister here. Join the Virginia Native Plant Society (Potowmack Chapter) for their annual meeting. The speaker at the event will be Dr. Andrea Weeks of George Mason University. She will be discussing her research project, Recovering Native Plant Diversity in the Piedmont, that aims to initiate a […]
Photo from Friends of Mason Neck State Park Sunday, December 6, 20202 pmWebinar$5 per familyRegister here. Swanfall, the Friends of Mason Neck State Park‘s annual holiday celebration that traditionally is held at the Jammes House in the Park, will be held online. Erin Thady, a Wildlife Biologist with Fairfax County, will entertain and inform with […]
Photo from Purple Martin Initiative Saturday, November 14, 20209-10:30 am Grab the breakfast of your choice and pull up your comfy chair to your computer to hear from Michael Bishop, who founded the Initiative in the mid-2010s to build awareness of these feather friends. Since then, he has worked to promote the beauty and benefits […]
Photo and article by Marissa Guill, graduate student, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech The fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) is the largest species of tree squirrel native to the United States. In Virginia, fox squirrel populations are still present in the Delmarva Peninsula and west of the Piedmont into the Appalachians. However east […]
Wednesday, December 2 – Friday, December 4, 2020 Experience thought-provoking presentations by diverse regional and national environmental experts. Join the Audubon Naturalist Society and their partners and become inspired to use the many strategies and tactics you will learn to transform your local community. You will have the opportunity to virtually and interactively network with […]
Photo by Jerry Nissley Tuesday, November 10th7:30 pmZoom webinarTo register, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “November 10 program” in the subject line and your name in the body of the email Water is essential for life. Plants are composed mostly of water, which also defines reproductive strategies and vegetative community composition. Presented by Friends of Dyke Marsh […]