Entries by Mary Ann Bush

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists Presents Seminar: Too Many Deer? February 22nd

Photo: Whitetail Deer Courtesy of National Park Service Wednesday, February 22,2023 7:00 p.m. Free Zoom Seminar Register here for Zoom details Click here for presentation flyer. Are too many deer endangering our local flora and fauna? If so, what can be done about it? As humans have transformed landscapes, many species have lost their habitats, […]

Conference in Spanish – Learn About Native Plants and Managing the Local Natural Landscape

Photo: Courtesy of Plant NOVA Natives Wednesday, February 15, 2023 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Northern Virginia Community College – Campus de Annandale Forum Room – Ernst Community Cultural Center 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 Free parking anywhere in lot B Meet on the second floor, “CE” building. Please click here to register. […]

Help Control Invasive Plants with the Friends of Dyke Marsh, February 4th & 18th and March 4th & 18th

Photo: Courtesy of National Park Service, Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve  Saturdays, February 4 and 18 and March 4 and 18, 2023 10:00 AM Meet at the Haul Road Trail entrance bulletin board. GPS coordinates: 38.777739, -77.050540 Directions: South of Alexandria off the GW Memorial Parkway at the sign for Dyke Marsh Nature Preserve and Belle […]

5th Annual Prince William Native Plant Symposium, February 11th

Photo: Butterfly Bush Pollinators by FMN Ana Ka’ahanui Saturday, February 11, 2023 9:00 am – 4:00 pm This is a hybrid event. Participants can either choose to join in-person, or online. Location: Verizon Auditorium  George Mason University George Mason Circle Manassas, VA 20109 Cost: In-person tickets: $30 Online tickets: $15 Click here for more information […]

UPDATE- new training location: The National Park Service (NPS) Needs Volunteers to Help Save the GWM Parkway’s Trees, January 21st

Photo: FMN J. Quinn Saturday, January 21, 2023 10:00AM New Location: Fort Hunt Park 8999 Fort Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308   To Attend the training please register here. The National Park Service (NPS) needs volunteers to help remove English ivy from many trees along the south GW Memorial Parkway. Mireya Stirzaker, NPS Natural Resources […]


Photo: Courtesy of ASNV Savannah Sparrow, Jon Boeckenstedt/Audubon Photography Awards Wednesday, February 15, 2023 7:00 – 8:00 PM This is a virtual event ASNV Members-$15.00 (Non-members $25.00) Click here for registration details. Sparrows can be difficult to identify. They are small birds that often skulk in the underbrush, and their plumage shows a very limited […]

Winter Animal Tracking with Ranger Emily Jones, January 24th

Photo: Courtesy of the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, inset – Ranger Emily Jones Tuesday, January 24, 2023 7:00 – 8:00 PM Virtual Program ASNV Members-$15.00 (Non-members $25.00) Click here for registration details. Winter is a great time to practice your detective skills. While many mammals are nocturnal, they do leave behind evidence of their […]

Ducks and Waterfowl Identification with Greg Butcher, February 2nd

Photo: Duck Box by FMN Jerry Nissley Thursday, February 2, 2023 7:00 – 8:30 PM Virtual Event ASNV Members ($10.00 + $2.05 Fee) Non-ASNV Members ($15.00 + $2.33 Fee) Click here for Registration and Tickets.   Join Greg Butcher, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) board member and recently retired migratory species coordinator for the U.S. […]

Winter Waterfowl Count, February 11th and 12th

Photo: Huntley Meadows ducks by FMN Ana Ka’ahanui Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12, 2023 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM Where: To be Announced Members: FREE Non-members: FREE Registration required. The Winter Waterfowl Count is a citizen science effort organized by Audubon Society of Northern Virginia to track data about winter waterfowl. This survey complements the […]

Green Breakfast Events – Medicines from the Soil, presented by Dan Schwartz, Soil Scientist at NVSWCD, January 14th

Image: Courtesy of the NVSWCD Saturday, January 14, 2023 9:00AM Virtual Event Did you know that many (if not most) of our medically important antibiotics are derived from soil organisms? With antibiotic-resistant “super bugs” becoming an increasingly common and worrying problem, researchers are digging through the soil again in the hopes of discovering the next […]