Entries by Janet Quinn

Introduction to Statistics Virtual Program, December 3rd

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 […]

My Tree Counts–Help the VDOF

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 […]

Virginia Herpetological Society Fall Symposium, November 21st

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.

Recovering Native Plant Diversity in the Piedmont, webinar, November 15th

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 […]

Report your Fox Squirrel sightings!

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 […]

Naturally Latinos Conference, December 2nd-4th

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 […]

Nature Talk: Plants Shaped by Water, November 10th

Photo by Jerry Nissley Tuesday, November 10th7:30 pmZoom webinarTo register, email info@fodm.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 […]