Entries by Janet Quinn

Hope for Humpbacks, webinar July 19th

Photo:  Pacific Whale Foundation Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7 pm Register here. Biologist Stephanie Stack from the Pacific Whale Foundation will share tales from her 10 years of research on humpback whales. Humpback whales are a conservation success story, having largely recovered from the threat of commercial whaling, but they still need our help. Stephanie […]

Fort Ward’s Maclura pomifera Tree

Feature photo: The arranged fruits of the Osage Orange tree into a happy face caught my attention and consequently initiated my interest to write this article. Article and photos by FMN Stephen Tzikas In December 2021, while on a trail review for the Birdability website (https://www.birdability.org/), I came across a most unusual tree. I had […]

“How do Birds get their Colors?” webinar with Ivan Phillipsen, July 14th

Photo: Andrean Emerald Humminbirds, Ly Dang/Audubon Photography Awards Thursday, July 14, 2022 7 pm ASNV members $15, nonmembers $25 Register here. One of the things most loved about birds is their wild array of plumage colors and patterns. Where does all that color come from? In this presentation, you’ll learn how pigments and microscopic structures […]

Rare Plant Reintroduction and Restoration, recorded webinar

Watch the presentation now on Vimeo. On May 12th, Matt Bright of Earth Sangha made a presentation on Rare Plant Reintroduction and Restoration for the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. Matt reviews how the Earth Sangha and Fairfax County Park Authority have collaborated on reestablishment of several state-rare native plant species, some […]

Author Event: “A World on the Wing” with NY Times Bestselling Author Scott Weidensaul, webinar June 28th

Photo: Yellow Sea Shorebirds, Scott Weidensaul Thursday, June 28, 2022 7 – 8:15 pm ASNV member $20, nonmember $30 Register here. Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and the Virginia Society of Ornithology are proud to present an author talk with New York Times Bestselling Author, Scott Weidensaul! His recent book, A World on the Wing: […]

How to Invite Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Article and photos by FMN Barbara Saffir THEY’RE BAAAACCCCCKKK!  Flying fairies — ruby-throated hummingbirds — returned to Virginia in April so now it’s time to invite some to your house or apartment.  It’s easy and cheap.  Just serve up some irresistible food and an inviting home.  That means a clean hummer feeder, native plants, and nearby […]