Aren’t you delighted when you spot a tiger swallowtail in your garden or a monarch butterfly on your local patch of milkweed? Most of us are and we like to broaden our butterfly recognition as well. Our July butterfly walk is the perfect opportunity to identify and learn about some of the many amazing butterflies we have in Northern Virginia.
Bring Dad on this father’s day walk to enjoy the cool path down to the stream to look for our breeding bird residents. Sponsored by The Reston Association, the Bird Feeder of Reston, and ASNV.
The fields of this area abound with sparrows, hawks, and butterflies. Join leader Larry Meade to find them all. Sponsored by ASNV.
We’re on the look for dickcissels and meadowlarks in this park where they have nested in previous years. Join leader Toby Hardwick to enjoy the fields and woods of this great location. Sponsored by ASNV.
Join us to explore this park’s trail and pond in Eastern Loudoun County. Jean Tatalias leads. Can be muddy after rains. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.
We’ll meet and then drive to the various Reston lakes to check for waterfowl at a number of locations. Let’s hope for open water this year! Sponsored by The Reston Association, the Bird Feeder of Reston, and ASNV.
Getting there: Take Reston Parkway north from the Dulles Toll Road and turn right on Baron Cameron Ave.Meet in the parking lot for the tennis courts on Village Road, north of Baron Cameron Ave.
Waterfowl on the lake are always changing—or at least those we can see change in their variety. And the resident eagles should be busy. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Bird Club.
Getting there: Entrance is off Route 123, south of Burke Lake Road.Follow signs to Park, turning left at second traffic light past Burke Lake Road.Take an immediate left in the park, then meet at the lot on the right (near the mini golf course). 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, 22039.
On this short walk we’ll stroll by the edge of Lake Newport and then walk through the woods and fields surrounding the Chapel. Meet leader Jean Tatalias in the parking lot. Sponsored by ASNV.
Getting there:From Route 7, go west on Baron Cameron Ave, and turn north on Village Rd. (opposite Lake Anne Village Center). Make an immediate right onto Brown’s Chapel Rd. and park by the ball field. 1575 Brown’s Chapel Road
The woods to Snakeden stream are lovely for an autumn walk. Join leaders Robin Duska Huff and Kristine Lansing to enjoy a fall birding morning. Sponsored by ASNV.