Entries by Mary Ann Bush

North American Butterfly Association(NABA) Butterfly Count, July 23rd

Image: Courtesy of The Clifton Institute Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:00am – 3:00pm Where: The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA Cost: Free For more information and Registration click here. Every year community scientists help count the butterflies in 15-mile-diameter circles all around the country and contribute their data to the North American Butterfly […]

Butterfly Identification Workshop, July 9th

Image: Courtesy of The Clifton Institute Saturday, July 9  10:00 am – 12:00 pm The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road Warrenton, Virginia 20187 Free Instructor: Dr. Bert Harris More information and registration. Come and learn about butterfly biology and identification. Dr. Bert Harris will give a short presentation followed by a guided walk around the […]

Stream Monitoring: Citizen Science & Training Opportunities

Photo by J. Quinn   Below is a list of the various Stream Monitoring workshops and other monitoring opportunities in the area throughout June and July.   Accotink Creek Stream Monitoring When: Saturday, June 11, 9:30 – 11:30am Where: Accotink Creek, Springfield Join Friends of Accotink Creek to monitor the health of the stream. For more information […]

Snakes Alive Program, June 2nd

Photo: Barbara J. Saffir (c) Thursday, June 2, 2022 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Cascades Library 21030 Whitfield Place Potomac Falls, VA 20165 Cost: Free Snakes play an important role in maintaining the balance and diversity of native species. They keep rodent and insect populations in check and in turn are preyed upon by […]

National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) and The InvasivespeciesInfo.gov Website

Photo: Autumn olive, twigs/shoots with thorns and leaves in April, James H. Miller; USDA, Forest Service The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA’s) National Agricultural Library (NAL) to meet the information needs of users, including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). The website, InvasivespeciesInfo.gov is managed by NISIC. This website serves as a […]

Protecting the Chesapeake from aquatic invaders

By Kathryn Reshetiloff. This article and the accompanying photos are reproduced with permission from the Chesapeake Bay Journal. Across the nation, invasive, nonnative plants and animals are becoming a larger threat to our waterways. And the Chesapeake Bay watershed is not immune. These unwelcomed species didn’t just show up on their own. Most were introduced, either […]

Second Annual Dragonfly Count, June 26th

Photos: Clifton Institute Sunday, June 26, 2022 10:00am – 5:00pm Where: The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA Cost: Free Register here. Join the Clifton Institute for the second annual Dragonfly Count! The goals are to learn which species of dragonflies and damselflies are found in the area, to monitor changes in their populations, […]

Dragonfly Identification Workshop, June 11th

Image: Clifton Institute Saturday, June 11, 2022 11:00am – 1:00pm Where: The Clifton Institute 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA Cost: Free Register here. Dragonflies and damselflies are some of the most mysterious and beautiful animals that live at the Clifton Institute, and June is the perfect time to search for them. Workshop attendees will visit […]