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.
Members of ASNV met last April with representatives of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter the Fairfax County Animal Shelter Advisory Board to discuss concerns about the impact of free-roaming cats on birds and other wildlife and about the shelter’s Trap, Neuter and Return program. At the conclusion of the meeting, animal shelter officials invited ASNV to comment and offer suggestions on how the subject is covered on the shelter’s new website.
Regulation of recreational drone-flying is lax at best, an administrative and legal shortcoming that jeopardizes wildlife because drones can disturb birds and other animals, particularly nesting birds and their young.
Comments are due by July 14.
The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP), a unit of the National Park System, is undertaking an environmental assessment to rehabilitate the north section of the parkway. This project will involve road and bridge work from Spout Run to Interstate 495.
On November 6, Virginians will elect 11 members to the U.S. House of Representatives and one to the U.S. Senate. Campaigns provide advocates with opportunities to learn candidate views and proposals and with chances to influence candidate perspectives on important issues. To vote on November 6, you must register by October 15. For more information, visit https://www.elections.virginia.gov/voter-outreach/upcoming-elections.html.
Virginia conservation leaders will gather on September 7 and 8 in Williamsburg at the College of William and Mary for the annual Environmental Assembly, an opportunity to learn about key issues and strategize with allies on how to address environmental threats.
Come look for the birds that use the woods, fields, and ponds of the gardens for summer residence or for a refueling point on early fall migration. Meet leader Colt Gregory in the Visitor Center. Usual Garden fees apply. Sponsored by ASNV and Meadowlark.