Entries by Marilyn Kupetz

Review of The Songs of Insects

Jerry Nissley On September 11, 2019, Friends of Dyke Marsh (FODM) hosted speaker Will Hershberger, co-author of The Songs of Insects (2007). The evening presentation was given in the visitor’s center at Huntley Meadows Park, followed by a night walk through Huntley Meadow’s woods and wetland to actually hear the calls, chirps, tics, and trills […]

Behavior-centered design for the environment training

Rare Center for Behavior and the Environment 1310 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 110, Arlington, VA, 22201 Email: info@rare.org Phone: 703.522.5070 October 16 & 17, 2019 9:00 am–5:00 pm Register now Want the key to unlocking greater impact from your environmental programs? Environmental and conservation organizations have deep expertise in the natural sciences. But if human […]

When is a jewel not a gem?

Jerry Nissley When is a jewel not a gem? When it’s a weed—at least that’s what I thought at first. Alas, the common jewelweed. So what, then? Jewelweed is a common widespread plant that occurs in most moist, semi-shady areas throughout northern and eastern North America. Some people may call it an invasive native plant. […]

Virginia Waterways Cleanup Events for Fall 2019

YOU can make a difference! Various dates and locations On the 25th anniversary of this clean-up, be one of over the 104,000 volunteers who have, in that time, helped keep our beloved rivers and beaches clean.  Since 1995, Clean Virginia Waterways, located at Longwood University, has organized the annual “International Coastal Cleanup in Virginia.” Volunteers […]

Volunteer at Riverbend’s Native American Festival, Sept 7

Join Riverbend at this year’s Virginia Native American Festival held at Riverbend Park in Great Falls, VA, on Saturday, September 7, 10-4. Admission is $8 online, $10 at the gate. Volunteers receive free admission to the festival. To volunteer, register here, by September 1. You can sign-up for a shift directly. Valerie Espinosa will contact you about station assignments soon, […]

Review aquatic ecology publications for VMN

Virginia Cooperative Extension has a 2009 publication series set to expire, “Sustaining America’s Aquatic Biodiversity”. VMN uses publications in this series as part of the VMN curriculum, particularly for the Aquatic Ecology and Management topic. To renew these publications so that they do not expire, they need to review them to make sure the information […]

Upcoming programs at the gorgeous Clifton Institute

Six exciting programs are coming up at The Clifton Institute: Creatures of the Night Walk with A Naturalist Bugscaping: Regenerative Landscaping for the 21st Century Colors of Clifton: Preserving the Palette of Autumn Mindful Naturalists: Nature Yoga Nature Journaling with Joyce Andrew   Some are free, some have a small fee, all require registration.