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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Photo: Northern Parula by Randy Streufert Sunday, November 19, 2023 1 – 3 pm Monticello Park 320 Beverly Drive, Alexandria This program is part of Audubon Society of Northern Virginia’s Stretch Our Parks initiative, in partnership with the staff of Alexandria Recreation, Parks and Culture. Please join them for a service project in Monticello Park […]
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 […]
Photo: Occoquan Bay NWR, Rusty Moran Saturday, November 18, 2023 1 – 3 pm Occoquan Bay NWR Visitor Center 14050 Dawson Beach Road, Woodbridge, VA, 22191 Free, no registration required Join Audubon Society of Northern Virginia for a walk through Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge to learn how to identify common native trees and how […]
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 […]
Tree Swallow Residents of Box 11 (June 22, 2023). The tree swallows would generally survive better than their bluebird competitors at Langley Fork Park in 2023. Article and photos by FMN Stephen Tzikas As Bluebird Trail Monitoring Leader at Langley Fork Park in McLean, I have been trying to optimize the environment for the bluebirds […]
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, […]