Entries by Marilyn Kupetz

What kinds of insects do birds eat? Find out from Audubon, March 24

The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia will hold an Audubon Afternoon on Sunday, March 24 at the National Wildlife Center, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive in Reston.  Ashley Kennedy, a doctoral candidate at the University of Delaware, is an entomologist who has used her own research and photos provided by citizen scientists from around the country […]

Fairfax Master Naturalist CaterpillarsCount! Project

Fairfax Master Naturalist CaterpillarsCount! Project Don Coram CaterpillarsCount! (Citizen Science Service Code C254) is part of a multi-year, multi-site National Science Foundation-funded study to determine whether seasonal activity of plants, insects, and birds are all responding synchronously to climate change. The lead universities for the study are University of North Carolina, Georgetown University, and University […]

Canada Goose Management Strategies Workshop

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 10:00- 11:30 am Fairfax County Animal Shelter 4500 West Ox Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030 A free workshop for parks, private citizens, homeowner associations, schools, golf courses, corporate parks, etc. Learn about Canada goose behavior, effective goose management techniques (egg oiling, border collies, exclusion techniques), community case studies and regulations. This event […]

Want to become a Riverbend Park volunteer? 

Attend the next monthly Volunteer Orientation: Saturday, March 2, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Learn about our upcoming opportunities, projects, and events and get started on your training with a hands-on project! Upcoming Opportunities  Wildflower Survey (Feb-May) NEW – Identify & document native and non-native wildflowers  Spring Salamander Survey (Feb-May) – ID, measure, and document salamanders  […]

New spring projects at Hidden Oaks

Each of these projects is on the FMN Service Project Calendar and count toward your FMN hours.   Friday, March 1, 9am-11:15 pm or Saturday, March 2,  Dr. Seuss Celebrations   Assist a naturalist with a salute to native animals that have real adaptations that rival the author’s fanciful creations.  Contact Fiona Davies, fiona.davies@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-941-1065. […]

Join Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, Saturday, April 13

The Alice Ferguson Foundation is sponsoring the Potomac Watershed Cleanup on Saturday, April 13. Join the 31st Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup. The official date is Saturday, April 13, however, there will be cleanups throughout the entire month of April. The Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup is the largest regional event of its kind, and […]

Friends of Wolf Trap host City Nature Challenge (and training!)

As urban development in Northern Virginia continues to accelerate, the management of open spaces becomes more important than ever. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, which encompasses more than 130 acres with 2.7 miles of trails, forests, native gardens, streams and a pond, contains important natural, recreational and historical resources for the community. […]

Sign up to be trained as an Audubon at Home Ambassador

Are you a bird lover who wants to create habitat to attract birds to your or your neighbors’ yards?  Are you a native plant lover?  Are you intrigued by observing wildlife in your own yard?  Do you lament the prevalence of English ivy, and sterile, conventional landscapes and lawns in Fairfax County suburbs? If so, […]