Upcoming Audubon Afternoon
Past Audubon Afternoons
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.
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.
Mason Neck State Park
ASNV has “adopted” an IBA, which stretches south along the Virginia side of the Potomac River from Alexandria to Stafford County. We kicked off this conservation effort with a talk by Matt Jeffery from the National Audubon Society. Matt is Deputy Director of the International Alliances Program, and has been with Audubon since 2006.
On March 6, Amy Johnson gave a presentation, “Virginia Working Landscapes: Connecting communities for grassland bird conservation and research”. It focused on her research and the excellent work being done by VWL.