Our kinglets and sparrows should be making appearances! Join the walk led by Dixie Sommers in this new location situated adjacent to the beautiful Marumsco Creek and Occoquan Bay National Water Reserve. Sponsored by ASNV.
Have you been wondering about all those “little brown jobs” in your backyard? This workshop will concentrate on identification skills for some of the finches, sparrows, and other similar birds in our region, including both residents and migrants, just in time for the arrival of our cold weather birds.
ASNV will have an Audubon at Home exhibit at Mount Vernon District’s first Environment Expo on Saturday, November 10, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, at Walt Whitman Middle School, 2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria. This event is an opportunity to learn about the conservation challenges facing Northern Virginia and to talk to elected and other officials.
The Manassas-Bull Run Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place Sunday, December 16th. The center of the 15-mile-diameter count circle is near the intersection of Routes 28 and 29 in Centreville. Birders of all skill levels are needed. For more information, go here.
The Big Sit! is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding day sponsored by Bird Watcher's Digest and Swarovski Optics. This family fun event was founded by the New Haven (Connecticut) Bird Club to promote birds and the birding community.
The next Audubon Afternoon will be held on September 30 from 3 to 5 PM, with informal gathering starting at 2:30. It will be held in the auditorium/cafeteria at the National Wildlife Federation. Our program will be provided by Secret Garden Birds and Bees, which will present “A Year in the Life of an Owl.”
Meet leader Kris Lansing at the bridge entrance to the Island, just off the main parking lot. The island has footpaths and boardwalk through wooded and marsh terrain. Sponsored by ASNV.
Monarchs and their amazing migration to Mexico are in peril for many reasons. Learn about the monarch life cycle, migration, cycle, how you can attract them to your home garden or favorite public space, and how to raise them to send them on their fall journey. Resources for milkweed and garden design also included.
ASNV members have the opportunity to participate in the third and final planting day at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. September 19. Meet at Dyke Marsh next to the Haul Road trail. The National Park Service will provide tools, gloves, and water.
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 change appearance greatly between spring and fall and on species that are most often confused with one another.
Come look for the birds that use the woods, fields, and ponds of the gardens for summer residence or for a refueling point on early fall migration. Meet leader Colt Gregory in the Visitor Center. Usual Garden fees apply. Sponsored by ASNV and Meadowlark.