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.
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.
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.
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.
The sight of butterflies fluttering around on a warm day is one of the most iconic signs of summer. These beautiful insects usually only live for a few weeks as adults, but they make quite an impression while they are in their full glory.
Just at the peak of spring migration! Workshop will focus on both field marks and songs, with an emphasis on the species we are most likely to see, including both migrants passing through and birds that breed in our region.
Join the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV) for a FREE workshop to prepare for the longest running annual spring bird count in this area.
Join Joette Borzik for a one-day Birding by Ear Boot Camp! We will spend a full day learning bird song in the field on the trails of the Blue Ridge Environmental Center and surrounding area.
The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia has conducted the Northern Virginia Bird Survey for over 20 years, and has been discovering some positive population trends, as well as some that are unnerving.
The second Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas (VABBA2) is a survey of all bird species breeding in the state. Data collected will help map the distribution and status of Virginia’s breeding bird community in order to better inform our natural resource and conservation decisions. The VABBA2 is a citizen science project, with volunteers conducting most of the key data collection.