Calendar of Events
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Meet leader Dixie Sommers at the Visitor’s Center parking where we’ll start by scanning the bay before we head into the woods and marshland. This is a state park fee area requiring a pass or a $5.00 vehicle fee. Sponsored by ASNV
Do you love birds? wildflowers? frogs? fungi? or some other aspect of nature? Do you ever think you might like to share that love with others in an organized way, but are not sure how to do it? If so, this workshop will answer a lot of questions and give you good tips on how to be a successful leader.
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.
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.
Save the date, September 22-23 for the Virginia Environmental Assembly, Jepson Alumni Executive Center, Fredericksburg.
Melanie LaForce leads this walk with streamside woodland trails. Don’t miss the chance to get out and go birding as we start into Fall! Sponsored by ASNV.
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.
You can join Northern Virginia birders on a trip to Cuba! ASNV is sponsoring a one-week trip, December 6-15, 2017, through Holbrook Travel. Our travelers will look for the Cuban Trogon, Zapata Wren, Bee Hummingbird and other Cuban endemics