Challenges of Bird Illustration - John Anderton
Local artist John Anderton shares original artwork and discusses the diverse challenges of bird illustration, both within a historical perspective and with reference to his current project with the Smithsonian Institution’s Migratory Bird Center.
Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird
Just in time for Halloween! Vultures are often overlooked, underappreciated, and unloved, despite the vital role they play healthy ecosystems. Worldwide, vultures are more likely to be threatened or endangered than any other group of raptor, but in the United States turkey and black vultures may be increasing in number.
Don’t be afraid of the little green jobs! The workshop will focus on the field marks of fall warblers that typically pass through our region, with an emphasis on species that look very much different in the spring than fall, and species that are most often confused.
We are excited to be able to offer Bill Stott’s Ornithology course this fall. This is a college-level introduction to the study of birds in the context of their environment. Particular attention will be paid to their biology, field identification, ecological relationships, life histories, geographical and seasonal distribution, and migration.
Are you interested in learning more about birds? Do you want to learn how to create bird-friendly habitat in your yard or community? Maybe you would like to organize a bird walk or nature hike for your neighborhood, youth group, school or retirement community? ASNV volunteers are available to speak on these and other topics.
Although human use accounts for the greatest loss of our natural landscape in Northern Virginia, deer run a close second in the disappearance of vegetation, not only in natural areas, but in home landscapes as well. (Copied with Permission from Plant NOVA Natives campaign.)
Our Audubon at Home program has a great new addition! Cathy Blowers is taking over management of the program from Barbara Tuset who is moving out of the area.
Up for a comprehensive course on creating wildlife habitat? We recommend Landscape for Life. Note that space is limited, registration is required and the fee is $60.
As properties are certified as Wildlife Sanctuaries we register the sanctuary and capture associated information including location, acreage, property type and jurisdiction to display the results with our GIS Mapping Application.
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