Entries by Mary Ann Bush

Bench Dedication Honors McGlone

Photos and Article By FMN Susan Laume A group of Fairfax Master Naturalists gathered on Saturday afternoon, December 2nd, to recognize the contributions of retired Virginia forester Dr. Jim McClone.  A bench was dedicated in his honor on a Mason Neck State Park trail, where McClone regularly took naturalists in training to learn tree identification. […]

A Special Thank You to Ms. Williams and Her Thoughtful Students

Image: Courtesy of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Over the years young people have become more environmentally conscious. More and more Schools are providing educational opportunities for students to learn about environmental issues including sustainability and conservation. One such learning opportunity was brought to my attention by a teacher, Ms. Williams, a […]

Afternoon at the Smithsonian – Interpretive Tour of the Museum of Natural History

Photo by FMN Susan Martel, Geology section National Museum of Natural History with FMN Dr. John Kelmelis. Tuesday, 5 Dec 2023 3:00 to 5:00PM (Tour is approximately 2 hours). Where: National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. Meet at the information desk in the rotunda beside Henry, the big elephant. Group limit. 6 individuals To register: Login […]

Emerged, Emerging and Potential Infectious Diseases of Virginia Wildlife, December 7th

Photo: Courtesy of the VMN Continuing Education Webinar Series Thursday, December 7, 2023 12:00-1:00 pm VMN Continuing Education Webinar Registration: Pre-registration required. As Virginians, we live in a unique, diverse but fragile ecosystem comparable to any area on earth. A realization of this is made obvious when one considers the havoc that an introduced infectious disease […]

Rock Pigeon History, Biology and Behavior with Rosemary Mosco on December 7

Photo: Rock Pigeons, Andrew Birkey/ Audubon Photography Awards Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM This is virtual class. Cost: ASNV Members: $10 (Non-members: $15) Registration is required. The Rock Pigeon is such a familiar sight that you may never have noticed its beautiful iridescent throat plumage. Did you know that this species […]

FMN Quarterly Chapter Meeting, Graduation, and Presentation by Award Winning Interpretive Manager and Naturalist Suzanne Holland: December 18 at 7:00 PM

Photo credit: Kim Young,  Southern Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys Volans) Join us as Naturalist and award-winning Interpretive Manager Suzanne Holland presents on Southern Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys volans) – a native of Virginia. Flying squirrels are technically not fliers, but expert gliders, using the membrane between their ribs and ankles to glide. They can cover 150 feet in […]