Entries by Jerry Nissley

FMN CE Kayak Tours – 2024

FMN and Mason Neck State Park are happy to announce the ‘FMN only’ summer CE Kayak schedule for 2024. All dates are on Sundays. Adventures launch from the MNSP car-top boat launch and paddle from Belmont Bay into Kane’s Creek wetlands. The 3 mile round trip takes approximately 1 hour and a half. Stopping along […]

FMN Spotlight – Virginia Native Plant Society

FMN once again flicks on the spotlight – this time to shine it on longtime Stewardship opportunity provider, Virginia Native Plant Society (VNPS) and FMN Alan Ford, our chapter point of contact for VNPS. Spotlighting our partners and the opportunities they offer creates membership awareness and associates a name with an organization. This also affords […]

William Ramsay Science Night

 Cover photo – Jerry Nissley William Ramsay Elementary in Alexandria is an interesting facility, housing the school, a recreation center, and the Buddie Ford Nature Center. Hosting the first annual Science Night was a natural neighborhood outreach for the school. They were indeed a gracious host too providing dinner, signage, and setup assistance for all […]

Woodlands Environmental Stewardship Education Center

“Drive by the new Woodlands Stewardship Education Center in Ellanor C. Lawrence Park at night and see a magical building tucked within the trees as if it grew there. The gentle glow you see could be starlight or fireflies, but it belies this architectural jewel’s significance in our park.” This lyrical observation by Jennifer Grinnell, […]

2024 Quarterly Chapter Meetings

Quarterly Membership all-hands meetings. This article announces the schedule for the 2024 chapter all-hands meetings. All meetings have been entered into the BI calendar for your convenience. They can also now be found listed on the BI home page. Details will be added as the date approaches. Each meeting will include 1 hour of FMN […]

FMN CE: Riverbend Wildflower Walk

What: FMN CE Wildflower Walk for Fairfax Master Naturalists When:  Thursday April 11, 2024 @ 4:30-7:00 pm Where: Riverbend Park, Great Falls, Va. How long: Approximately 2 hours. Group limit: 20 individuals The venerable Alonso Abugattas will lead the trail walk.  In April, expect to see an abundance of Blue Bells, Dutchman’s Britches, and White […]

FMN CE: Turkey Run Wildflower Walk

What: FMN CE Turkey Run Wildflower Walk for Fairfax Master Naturalists When: Saturday, 30 March 2024, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Where: Turkey Run in McLean, Va. How long: Approximately 4 hours. Group limit: 15 individuals Margaret Chatham, storyteller, nature enthusiast, and founder of Voices in the Glen, will lead a hike along Zig-Zag trial […]