Interested in the unprecedented impacts humans are having on the natural world? Please join Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE) for a free talk with the co-editor of “Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans,” John Kress, curator of botany at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Join ASNV in preparation for their annual Winter Waterfowl Count. This field workshop will help hone your identification skills. Meet up at the Woodmarsh Trail parking lot, Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck Wildlife Refuge.
The ASNV Winter Waterfowl Count will be conducted Saturday and Sunday, February 3 & 4, 2018. Volunteer teams survey the Potomac River from Algonkian Regional Park in Loudoun County south to Quantico Marine Base in Prince William County. Several important inland ponds, lakes, and marshes are also surveyed.
On February 25, 2018, Dr. Sarah Luttrell will talk about her work on evolution and speciation in the marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris). Dr. Luttrell studies how evolution works by studying subspecies of birds. She will examine how comparing multiple traits like plumage color, size and shape, vocal behavior and genetics in marsh wrens has revealed an exciting pattern of evolution in this bird.
Want to know more about Golden-winged Warblers and Loggerhead Shrikes? So does the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Among their other responsibilities, DGIF has an active and vibrant nongame bird conservation program.
Are you interested in learning more about birds? Do you want to learn how to create bird-friendly habitat in your yard or community? Maybe you would like to organize a bird walk or nature hike for your neighborhood, youth group, school or retirement community? ASNV volunteers are available to speak on these and other topics.
Although human use accounts for the greatest loss of our natural landscape in Northern Virginia, deer run a close second in the disappearance of vegetation, not only in natural areas, but in home landscapes as well. (Copied with Permission from Plant NOVA Natives campaign.)
As properties are certified as Wildlife Sanctuaries we register the sanctuary and capture associated information including location, acreage, property type and jurisdiction to display the results with our GIS Mapping Application.
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