Entries by Janet Quinn

Help clean up the Potomac River Watershed

Join the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s 30th annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup! Volunteer to pick up trash at one of the many participating cleanup sites throughout Fairfax County and beyond, or better yet, get some friends or family together and organize your own cleanup – with bags and gloves provided, of course! The official day of the Watershed […]

Mason Neck State Park Eagle Fest–Live Animal Presentations

Saturday, May 12th 10.00 am to 6.00 pm (8.00 am for a pre-opening bird walk) Mason Neck State Park, 7301 High Point Rd, Lorton, VA 22079 See shows and talks in two tents, including live animal presentations by Reptiles Alive, Secret Garden Birds and Bees, and Wildlife Center of Virginia; and, with luck, there will be […]

Join the fun at Riverbend Park Bluebell Festival

Saturday, April 14th, 10.00 am to 3.00 pm Riverbend Park, 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls, VA See the first signs of spring’s arrival, the carpet of Virginia Bluebells throughout the forest!  These breathtaking beauties usher in springtime by carpeting the park’s floodplain with their magnificent blooms. The bluebells are so abundant in some areas […]

Come hear Robert K. Musil speak about Rachel Carson’s legacy, 8 May

Tuesday, 8 May, 7.30 – 9.00 pm Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria VA Dr. Robert K. Musil discusses his book Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extraordinary Women Who Have Shaped America’s Environment and his explorations of nature throughout the nation’s capital, which resulted in his latest book, Washington in Spring: A Nature […]

Help Plant NoVa Natives with outreach events, earn service hours

Plant NoVa Natives needs many people to staff various tables and other events. Springtime is crazy for environmentalists! Please sign up here. No experience is necessary. Events for kids: ·   4/10 School Environmental Showcase at GMU ·   4/19 Hayfield ES Math and Science Night ·   4/21 Lord of Life Preschool Earth Day Carnival Events for […]

Join the Fight Against Invasive Wisteria!

Accotink Gorge Workday Friday, March 16th, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm Meet in the parking lot of the Springfield Costco, 7373 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, VA.  FACC will be in the back area of the parking lot, by the trees, between the Costco and the Boston Market. The Friends of Accotink Creek (FACC) will lead an […]

Save the Date: Next FMN Chapter Meeting is 19 March, at Hidden Oaks

FMN Chapter Meetings are informative, fun, good for networking, and count for 1 hour of continuing education credit! Come reconnect with friends and fellow naturalists. Monday, 19 March 2018, 7.30-9 pm: Penny Firth (Director, Division of Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation) and Robin Firth present “What’s that mushroom?”, an overview of our area fungi and how […]