Entries by Jerry Nissley

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 […]

FMN CE: South Run Herp Hike

What: FMN CE Herp Hike for Fairfax Master Naturalists When: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 @ 1:30 pm Where: South Run Park and Rec Center in Springfield How long: Approximately 2 hours. Group limit: 10 individuals Caroline Seitz from Virginia Herpetology Society (VHS) will lead a walk to discover reptiles and amphibians. The parking is plentiful […]

River Farm Blue Bird Boxes and a Ha-Ha.

January 13, 2024 – FMN was able to kick-off the stewardship activity to replace and monitor the Blue Bird Boxes at River Farm. Susan Farmer is the FMN coordinator for service and citizen science activities at River Farm. When the American Horticultural Society (AHS) notified her that the donated boxes were in, she organized FMN […]

MVHS Science Fair – Judges Wanted

Our friends at Mount Vernon HS are asking for volunteers to judge their science fair. E152: Science Fair Judge at Fairfax County Science Fairs — FCPS Several FMN have supported them in past so their request was sent to previous judges but it is not limited to previous judges. Read on… “Good morning, My name […]

AHS Blue Bird Trail – Building Team FMN

Washington’s River Farm, the headquarters of the American Horticulture Society (AHS) is renovating their Bluebird Trail and FMN is building a team to help. The Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis, once as common as the robin, saw a drastic decline in population for many reasons including loss of habitat, pesticide use, snag removal, an influx of […]