Entries by Janet Quinn

FMN Quarterly Meeting-Forest Bathing!

Hidden Oaks Nature Center 7701 Royce Street, Annandale, VA Monday, 17 September 2018 7:30-9:00 pm 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.  They are open to the public. Clare Kelley will be leading a Forest Bathing session […]

Volunteer for an Animal PJ Party Program

Hidden Oaks Nature Center 7701 Royce Street, Annandale, VA Saturday, September 8, 2018 6:30-8:15 pm Assist with a nature program for children and their parents.  Program includes hearing animal bedtime stories, meeting live animals, and wishing goodnight to the center’s live animals.  To volunteer or for more information, contact Suzanne Holland at  suzanne.holland@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-941-1065. […]

Happy Farm Happy Barn Manure Management Workshop

Frying Pan Farm Park 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA  20171 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 6:30-8:30 pm Come hear subject matter experts talk about horse farm waste management options, the do’s and don’t’s of waste management, composting techniques, benefits of “recycling” manure waste in pastures, and the available financial assistance to build a waste composting/storage […]

Green Breakfast presents green initiatives in schools

Brion’s Grille – 10621 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 Saturday, 8 September 2018 Breakfast begins at 8:30 am, $10 at the door, cash preferred The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) presents its 94th Green Breakfast!  Meet Dr. Scott Brabrand,  Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools. Fairfax County Public Schools’ slogan is engage, inspire, […]

Owl Moon program, September 22nd, registration open now

Gunston Hall Visitor Center 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton VA 22079 Saturday, 22 September 2018 7 pm Friends of Mason Neck State Park present their annual Owl Moon event.  Secret Garden Birds and Bees will present a program on Winter Owls.  You’ll learn about the short-eared owls, long-eared owls, saw-whet owls and snowy owls that make the Virginia, […]

FMN Photo Contest Winners

Our earlier post noted the wonderful entries we received for our first ever Fairfax Master Naturalists photo contest.  Our  judges were only allowed to chose one photo for each category to forward to the statewide Virginia Master Naturalist contest.  For the statewide competition, the entries will be judged by a qualified group of judges who […]

Participate in the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup

The International Coastal Cleanup began more than 30 years ago, when communities rallied together with the common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline.   The Friends of Accotink Creek (FACC) will be working to clean up Fairfax County’s waterways as part of this effort. How can you help? – Join them at one, […]

Fall volunteer opportunities at Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Want to share your love of nature with children and families?  Great opportunities are coming up this fall for Master Naturalists and other interested volunteers. Here’s a sampling: Meaningful Watershed Education Experience, Hidden Oaks, Sept. 26 & 27, 9am-12:24pm; Oct. 2, 3, 4, 5, 17, 18, 24, & 25, 9:15am-12:45pm.  Assist at stations including stream […]

New (and No-Cost) Statewide Beehive Program–Suspended

Effective July 30, 2018, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has suspended the Beehive Distribution Program for fiscal year 2018-19 due to the extraordinary number of applications received by VDACS.  The Beehive Distribution Program experienced overwhelming interest from Virginia’s citizens as more than 2,600 applications have been submitted since the opening of […]

Plant NOVA Natives seeks volunteers for September events

Plant NOVA Natives is the joint marketing campaign of a coalition of non-profit, governmental, and private groups, all working to reverse the decline of native plants and wildlife in Northern Virginia. Their strategy is to encourage residents as well as public and commercial entities to install native plants as the first step toward creating wildlife […]