Imagining “wild” spaces in and around a busy metropolitan area like Fairfax County might feel like an exercise in futility, but we are actually have several wildlife refuges within driving distance: Mason Neck and Patuxent Research Refuge, for example. How did these areas become protected and what’s next for the National Wildlife Refuge System that […]
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Riverbend Park 8700 Potomac Hills St. Great Falls , VA 22066 Saturday, May 18 2-4 PM Instructors: Jerry Peters & Rita Peralta Participate in a long-term citizen science project that is monitoring dragonfly species in and around the Potomac River above Great Falls. Learn the protocols for collecting exuviae (shed skins) that dragonfly larvae leave […]
Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road Warrenton, Virginia 20187-7106 Saturday, June 15 7:30PM – 9:30PM Join the Institute for a program about beetles presented by entomologist and author Dr. Art Evans. After his presentation, Dr. Evans will take everyone outside to set up several black light sheets to attract nocturnal beetles and other insects. Dr. Evans […]
Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road Warrenton, Virginia 20187-7106 Saturday, June 29 8:00PM – 10:30PM Dr. Steve Roble will give a presentation on the natural history about moths and a summary of his agency’s efforts during the past 30 years to study the moths of Virginia. Then we will go outside and use ultraviolet lights to […]
Quander Road School, 6400 Quander Road, Alexandria, VA 22307 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 7:00 pm-8:30 pm Are you thinking about starting a school garden? Would you like to tour a school grounds with a fenced vegetable garden, courtyard herb garden, pollinator gardens, and a native meadow? Please come join the fun with other gardeners, teachers, and […]
Fairfax County’s Environmental Excellence Awards nomination process is under way. You are encouraged to submit one or more nominations to recognize the efforts of deserving individuals, organizations, businesses and/or county employees. Nominations are being accepted until May 31, 2019. Please contact Joe Gorney or Kambiz Agazi if you have any questions. Learn more.
The lower dam at the Clifton Institute was scraped of most of its vegetation last year during a construction project. Before construction, the dam was covered in a diverse community of wildflowers and native grasses and it was a magnet for wildlife. They have received a Plant Grant from the Earth Sangha nursery that will […]
One of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District’s most exciting gardening events of the summer is coming up in just one month, on Sunday, June 9! The Sustainable Garden Tour allows folks from all around Fairfax County to show off their innovative and sustainable gardens to interested visitors. This year’s Sustainable Garden Tour […]
Sea level is rising faster in Virginia than along the rest of the Atlantic coast. Rising water levels bring flooding, increased erosion and shifts in plant and animal communities. In this webinar, we will explore the causes of sea level rise and how sea level rise is projected to change into the future. We will look at some […]
Jerry Nissley Although I developed “Turtle Talk” as my final project for the Spring 2019 FMN training class, I have been presenting talks with live turtles to elementary students for 6 years at Engleside Christian School, in Alexandria; Evangel Christian School, in Dale City; and Calvary Road School, in Alexandria. I believe that it is […]