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.
Special Election, August 29
Many schools are creating outdoor classrooms and integrating nature into teaching and learning. Here's a chance to voice support for these approaches.
November 7 2017
On November 7, Virginians will elect a governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and all members of the Virginia House of Delegates.
July 12 2017
The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) Board is preparing a policy to address the flying of drones and other unmanned aircraft in the county’s parks.
June 28, 2017
If you would like to you to participate in the advocacy efforts of the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, you may wish to attend the next ASNV advocacy meeting on June 28, 2017, 7 p.m., Mason District Government Center
June 29, 2017
FCPA will hold a meeting on June 29, 2017, on revising the master plan for Franconia District Park in Lee District. Officials will present a concept plan based on community input at the Franconia Government Center Community Room
June 27, 2017
The Fairfax County Park Authority will hold a meeting on a master plan revision for Turner Farm Park in Great Falls, Virginia, 7 p.m., at the Great Falls Grange, 9818 Georgetown Pike, in Great Falls, Virginia.
On May 16, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced an initiative to cap greenhouse gas emissions in the state, directing the Department of Environmental Quality to develop regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.
Save the date, September 22-23 for the Virginia Environmental Assembly, Jepson Alumni Executive Center, Fredericksburg. Click here for more information.
National Audubon urges members to contact Members of Congress and encourage them “to uphold and support America’s conservation programs.” Visit Action Audubon. National Audubon is also fighting efforts to weaken the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
We will be mostly in the woods, where it’s a bit cooler, but we’ll still have some meadow edges and a variety of bird habitats.
Meet leader Dixie Sommers at the Visitor’s Center parking where we’ll start by scanning the bay before we head into the woods and marshland. This is a state park fee area requiring a pass or a $5.00 vehicle fee. Sponsored by ASNV
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.