Green Matters Symposium – Doug Tallamy speaking. Friday, 22 February 2019, 8-4 pm Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD Prince William County (PWC) Native Plant Symposium for Beginners (Beginners only) Saturday, 23 February 2019, 9 am – 2 pm McCoart Administration Building 1 County Complex Court Woodbridge, Virginia 22192 Prince William […]
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If you are the only turtle living in someone’s yard, where are you going to find a mate? Asphalt and lawns are fine for moving people around, but they create barriers for wildlife. Fragmentation of our natural areas has a lot to do with why box turtle sightings are an increasingly rare occurrence in the suburbs. Eastern box turtle, […]
Photo by Barbara J. Saffir (c) Spring in Fairfax County means goose nesting season. In search of secure sites, some geese nest in dangerous places (rooftops, parking lots, mall planters) where they and their goslings have no path to safe water. Wildlife Rescue League and other concerned goose advocates are looking for folks who want […]
Photo by Barbara J. Saffir (c) Meet at Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland 20902 Sunday, 17 February 2019 2:00 to 7:15 pm If you feel like squealing with delight like a little kid when you see flying squirrels, boy do we have an adventure for you! And it’s coupled with fabulous outdoor […]
RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 20TH DUE TO SNOW Villages of Piedmont Clubhouse16080 Market Ridge Blvd., Haymarket, VASunday, 13 January 2019 4 – 6 pm Join the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust to celebrate Aldo Leopold’s 132nd birthday! Their annual read-a-thon will feature guest speakers to read spoken excerpts from Leopold’s books. The event is free and will honor the legendary […]
Two locations: Intersection of Americana Drive and Patriot Drive and Intersection of Americana Drive and Heritage Drive, Annandale, VAMonday, 21 January 2019, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day10 am – 2 pm A group of neighbors has coalesced to do a cleanup of the illegal dumping areas prevalent along the length of Americana Drive in Annandale. […]
Photo by Barbara J. Saffir (c) Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Annandale Campus 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 Saturday, 25 April 2019 9-4 pm The theme for the 2019 event will be “Biodiversity and Urbanization.” At this time, the College hopes to host several presenters who will be able to touch on the […]
Founded in 1997, the Earth Sangha is a nonprofit public charity based in the Washington, D.C., region. In the D.C. area, they operate a volunteer-based program to propagate local native plants, restore native plant communities, and control invasive alien plants. Their Wild Plant Nursery is the region’s most comprehensive effort to propagate native plants directly […]
Deadline: RollingMonarch Watch is offering an opportunity for schools to receive free milkweed. Schools can receive a free flat of 32 milkweed plugs. Applications to receive milkweed for spring 2019 are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply here.
Deadline: Thursday, January 10, 2019 The Chesapeake Bay Trust mini grants are intended to support meaningful outdoor learning experiences around a watershed issue investigation. The deadline to apply is January 10, 2019 at 4pm. Learn more about the grant and apply here.