Calendar of Events
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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.
Note: Date Change. Wolf Trap is more than music! We’ll follow the trail along the park’s streams and hills, as well as birding the pollinator meadow.
Join us for our first Big Sit at Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area, Saturday, October 7, from 8AM-4PM.
Enjoy a leisurely walk around the creeks and central wetland of this beautiful park with field edges and majestic trees.
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.
What a beautiful time of year to walk through the woods and enjoy autumn birding! Jenny Vick leads. Sponsored by the Reston Association and The Bird Feeder of Reston.
Our route will take us past fields and into mixed forest. Different terrains should yield a good variety of species. Toby Hardwick leads. 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.
We’ll walk the wooded trail around the edge of the lake and then drive to the boat ramp to check the lake there.
ASNV’s FREE Christmas Bird Count Workshop relates the history, purpose, and scope of CBCs generally, explains how we organize our CBC, and shows where the data goes and how it is used.