Entries by Janet Quinn

Controlling English Ivy Saves Trees and Combats Climate Change

Photo: Plant NoVa Natives Article by Elaine Kolish, Vice Chair, Fairfax County Tree Commission, Certified Master Naturalist English Ivy is everywhere, in our neighborhoods, along our roads, and in our parks. It climbs over fences, covers sheds, and carpets forest floors. Unfortunately, many people think English Ivy is a benign plant that grows in the […]

The How and Who of Urban Wildlife Conservation with Dr. Charles Nilon, January 7th

Sunday, January 7, 2024 3 – 4 pm Virtual FREE but registration required. Join Audubon Society of Northern Virginia for a virtual Audubon Afternoon that features the first of their Stretch Our Parks Lectures featuring Dr. Charles Nilon, an ecologist and professor from the University of Missouri. Dr. Nilon’s decades of research and service have […]

Preventing Avian Extinctions: What Works with Dr. David Luther, January 11th

Photo: Cerulean Warbler by Matt Felperin Thursday, January 11, 2024 7 – 8 pm Virtual ASNV Members: $10 Non-members: $15 Register here. Join Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Dr. David Luther for a program on preventing avian extinctions. More species in the world are threatened with extinction today than at any other time in […]

Surveys: Occoquan Bay NWR Natural Resources, November 29th and/or December 20th

Photo: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher by Rusty Moran Wednesday, November 29, 2023 and/or Wednesday, December 20, 2023 7:30 am – 12 pm Occoquan Bay NWR 13950 Dawson Beach Road Woodbridge, VA Participation is limited. Email to make a reservation here. Many know Northern Virginia for its economic dynamism, cultural development and ever-changing landscape. Less well known are […]

Fall Cleanup in Two Easy Steps

Article and photo by Plant NOVA Natives Here is an executive summary of eco-friendly yard maintenance recommendations for fall. Watch the pretty leaves flutter down from above. Do as little as possible to disturb those leaves or the flower stalks. In the days when gardening meant growing food for the table, cleaning out plant debris […]

Birds in Watercolor: Paint Step-by-Step with Ronna Fujisawa, November 30th

Image: Ronna Fujisawa Thursday, November 30 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Virtual ASNV Members: $20
ASNV Non-members: $30 More information and registration here. Celebrate the season and paint a watercolor of the adorable Tufted Titmouse. Birds are an excellent source of inspiration and a joy to paint. Join this live, online Audubon Society of Northern Virginia class to paint […]

What’s For Dinner? Reconnecting Our Food With Our Climate

Photo: SERC Tuesday, October 24, 2023 7 pm Zoom, hosted by Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) Register here. Our food systems have become increasingly fragile in the face of climate change, ongoing conflicts and the long-tail of the COVID-19 pandemic. More frequent—and more intense—extreme events challenge food production, storage and transportation. At the same time, […]