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.)
Our Audubon at Home program has a great new addition! Cathy Blowers is taking over management of the program from Barbara Tuset who is moving out of the area.
Up for a comprehensive course on creating wildlife habitat? We recommend Landscape for Life. Note that space is limited, registration is required and the fee is $60.
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.
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.
On Friday, April 28, the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) honored Jim Waggener and his group of volunteers who have been documenting wildlife presence and diversity in the Occoquan Bay area for almost 30 years by dedicating a bench at one of the survey sites in the Meadowood Special Recreation Area on Mason Neck.
December 6-15, 2017
Did you know that Cuba has 25 endemic bird species? They range in size from the tiny Bee Hummingbird – the world’s smallest bird – to the Cuban Black Hawk. You can see these special birds on ASNV’s trip to Cuba.
On Wednesday, April 26, Northwest Federal Credit Union donated $250.00 to the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia in honor of National Audubon Day.
Michele Sullivan, a 5th grade teacher at Mantua Elementary School, has won the 2017 Hog Island, Maine Scholarship for Educator’s Week! The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia annually awards this scholarship to the educator in all of northern Virginia who designs the best plan for bringing conservation education to students outdoors.
Belize and Guatemala yielded many beautiful birds and interesting Maya archeological sites for the birders who joined ASNV’s tour with Holbrook Travel in late March.
February 26, 2 p.m
Learn about secretive marsh birds and how we can improve their habitat on February 26, 2 p.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria (Mount Vernon area) 22306.
The Genius of Birds with Jennifer Ackerman
Sunday March 5, 2017
Acclaimed science and nature writer Jennifer Ackerman shares stories about her travels and cutting-edge research on the newly discovered brilliance of birds.
Thursday March 9, 2017 - 7 PM
Oakton Library will be screening Hometown Habitat, a documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems.
Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer
Sunday March 12, 2017
Please join us for a book talk by Pete Marra. Pete Marra, Director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Program will be discussing his recent book “Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer.”
April 1 2017 9-11:30 AM
Join The Nature Conservancy and Fairfax County Park Authority to clean up your watershed. This spring cleaning will remove tires, plastic bottles, cans and other debris from local waterways, preventing trash from reaching the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay.
I have taken my knowledge gained on Hog Island and applied this in a leadership capacity at Centreville this year.
February 4-5, 2017
The ASNV Winter Waterfowl Count will be conducted Saturday and Sunday, February 4 & 5, 2017. Volunteer teams survey the Potomac River from Algonkian Regional Park in Loudoun County south to Quantico Marine Base in Prince William County.
The 2016 Christmas Bird Count occurred on December 18. Results will be published in the coming months. In the mean time, click on "Read More" to see some photos taken by Nick Bauer.