Entries by Janet Quinn

Hikers, listen up!

Article and photo of Sully by FMN Marilyn Parks Two of my favorite things come together in Ellen Reid’s SOUNDWALK, nature and music.  Ok, three of my favorite things since I get to bring Sully!   Wolf Trap Park offers two trails that take hikers through the winding, woody parkland behind the Filene Center.  SOUNDWALK […]

Cicada Safari, Smartphone mapping app for citizen science

Photo by Yuri Vasconcelos on Unsplash Join Cicada Safari to help map the 2021 emergence of the periodical cicada Brood X.  Simply download the free app from the Apple app store or Google play, then go on a safari to find periodical cicadas.  Photograph and submit the periodical cicadas to Cicada Safari, and after the photos are verified, they will […]

City Nature Challenge: Upload and Identify Observations! Tuesday May 4 through Saturday, May 9

Wednesday May 5, 7-9pm: Virtual Event: ID Party. Work together to identify DC area City Nature Challenge observations! You’ll learn ID tips and iNaturalist power user techniques.  Register here. Save the Date!  Monday May 10, 7-8:30pm: Virtual Event: City Nature Challenge Celebration.   A festive virtual gathering to celebrate the discoveries! Once scheduled, details will be revealed here. See […]

Why are Invasives in the Trash?

Photo courtesy of Fairfax County Park Foundation Fairfax County requires yard waste to be placed in paper bags. So why does the Fairfax County Invasive Management Area Program use large plastic bags? Because the size is needed, and those bags are packed with non-native invasive plants that must be incinerated. Invasives are burned, not composted. […]

Birding by Ear

Song Sparrow photo by Pat Ulrich On line: Thursday, May 13, Tuesday, May 18 & Thursday, May 207:00 – 8:30PMField Trip: Saturday, May 22 (Limit 20), Place TBDFee: $75/Online only; $100/Online + Field TripTo register, click here. Sponsored by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia Have you ever wondered what that song or ‘chip’ note was […]