Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
People and Wildlife Living in Harmony

Welcome!
 
Home
About LWC
Programs and Field Trips
Citizen Science Environmental Monitoring
Habitat Restoration
Issues and Alerts
Educational Resources
Habitat Herald Archives
LWC Store
Join
Volunteer
Contact Us
Site Map and Search
This site was last updated on:
July 1, 2015
 

Email
Sign Up to receive our monthly Email Announcement

Our home base is at Morven Park in Leesburg.
Stop by for a visit!
17263 Southern Planter Ln.
Leesburg

Office Hours:
Fridays - 10:00 to 2:00
Saturdays - 9:00 to 1:00

 

Mailing address:
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
PO Box 2088
Purcellville, VA 20134

 

 

 

 



 

News and Highlights
  • Working with VDOT to Bring Back the Monarchs and more! Read more about it here in the Washington Post.

  • Are you planting milkweed and nectar plants for Monarchs? Yes? Excellent!! Now challenge some friends to do the same with the #SaveMilkweedSaveMonarchs Planting Challenge! Monarchs are here -We've had sightings, eggs and even caterpillars showing up in gardens around Loudoun. Let's Bring Back the Monarchs - together! (And don't forget to register your garden as a Monarch waystation with Monarch Watch. Virginia is now 5th in the nation!)

  • Need help looking at your landscaping through wild eyes? Check out our Audubon at Home Program. We can send out an Audubon at Home Ambassador to see what plantings you have and advise on great plants that will look great in your yard while also providing great habitat for our local wildlife.

  • Loudoun Wildlife Office Hours! Stop by for a visit or buy some books or butterfly rearing cage or whatever else you need. Our office is located at Morven Park inside the Carriage Museum.

    Hours are: Fridays 10-2 and Saturdays 9-1. Our telephone number at the office is: (703) 777-2575. To find us, take the entrance at 17263 Southern Planter Ln, Leesburg, VA. Follow the driveway past the mansion. You will see the carriage museum on your left. Park in the round about and come inside or follow the signs for Administration and park in the area behind the coach house, following the walkway back down. [Note: We will not be open on July 4th due to the holiday]

    We are grateful to Morven Park for providing us with this space and a terrific location that is central in the county. If you see Morven staff while you are on the ground please share our thanks, and take some time to explore the mansion and the grounds. Morven Park is one of Loudoun's great places!

  • Noticing lots of neat Dragonflies lately? Curious about what species you're seeing? Check out this amazing online guide to the Dragonflies of Northern Virginia. A huge thank you to Kevin Munroe for creating this guide!

Summary of Upcoming Events

  • Morven Park Nature Walk — Sunday, July 5, 8:00 a.m.
  • Birding Banshee ― Saturday, July 11, 8:00 a.m.
  • Butterflies of Loudoun Identification Class — Sunday, July 12, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Morven Park.
  • “We’re Going Wild” Youth Nature Walk Series ― Sunday, July 19, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve.
  • Birding the Blue Ridge Center — Saturday, July 25, 8:00 a.m.
  • Butterflies & Blackberries at Great Country Farms — Saturday and Sunday, July 25 & 26, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Nature Photography for Beginners — Saturday, July 25, 6:00 p.m., Location TBD.
  • Dragon Hunting: A Dragonfly Program for Youth and Families ― Sunday, July 26, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Morven Park.
  • A Hummingbird Evening ― Friday, July 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Middleburg.
   
Special Thanks to the Dulles Greenway for their generous donation from their annual "Drive for Charity"

'Tis the season to celebrate the butterflies, the bees and the wildflowers! Photo by Nicole Hamilton.

 

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”

- Rachel Carson

 


Help Keep the Magic Alive!
Click here for more information

 

   

Check out our Blog

"Like" us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Listen to our Podcasts