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June 19, 2016
 

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

Office Hours:
Saturdays, 10-2, June 18 and June 25

Phone:
703-777-2575

 

Mailing address:
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
PO Box 1892
Leesburg, VA 20177

 



 

News and Highlights

Ready for Monarchs? The first monarch butterflies have been seen in our area! You can take the first step in creating (or expanding!) your own monarch nursery by buying milkweed on Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at our office at the Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park. We will have common and swamp milkweed plants for sale for $4 each. These native, pesticide-free plants are the top two preferred milkweeds of monarchs in our area, and they come from seeds harvested right here in Loudoun!

K-12 Photo Contest! Do you love nature and love to take photographs? If you do and you are a student who will be in Kindergarten through 12th grade this fall, we are excited to invite you to enter our photo contest. The winning photographs will be featured in our Fall issue of Habitat Herald. The deadline is midnight, July 30. Look here for more information. Good luck!

Bluebird kits for sale! If you're lucky, you can have bluebirds build a nest in a box in your yard. And you can buy bluebird nestbox kits from us. The easy-to-assemble kit includes a nestbox, pole, baffle and noel guard, all for just $40 plus tax. The kits are stored offsite so please send your order to Kelly Senser, ksenser@loudounwildlife.org, to arrange for pick-up at our office at the Carriage Museum in Morven Park.

Volunteer leaders needed. Do you love our Habitat Herald newsletter? Are you passionate about preserving the habitat around us? Are you willing to speak out for and on behalf of wildlife, wildlife habitat and the value of nature? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we want to hear from you. We are looking for a Managing Editor for the Habitat Herald, a Habitat Restoration Chair, and someone to lead our Conservation Advocacy efforts. For more information, email info@loudounwildlife.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Help us help monarchs! Recent reports suggest that the monarch butterfly faces a high probability of extinction in the next 20 years unless habitat is restored. Volunteers who assist with our milkweed sales in June will be part of the solution: selling native, pesticide-free plants to community members who want to grow their gardens for the benefit of monarchs and other pollinators! For dates and details, contact Kelly Senser at ksenser@loudounwildlife.org.

See more volunteer opportunities here

Summary of Upcoming Events

  • Sunset Kayak Trip on the Potomac — Saturday, June 18, 4:00 p.m-dark. FULL
  • Learn How to Raise & Release Monarch Butterflies — Thursday, June 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Rust Library
  • Birding the Blue Ridge Center — Saturday, June 25, 8:00 a.m.
  • Milkweed Sale — Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Winmill Carriage Museum, Morven Park.
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies at Bles Park— Sunday, June 26, 10:00 a.m.  FULL
  • Morven Park Nature Walk — Sunday, July 3, 8:00 a.m. CANCELLED
  • Birding Banshee — Saturday, July 9, 8:00 a.m.
  • Butterflies of Loudoun Identification Class — Sunday, July 10, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Winmill Carriage Museum, Morven Park.
  • “We’re Going Wild” Family Nature Walk: The Magic of the Monarch — Sunday, July 17, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Nature Center. 

       
    Special Thanks to the Dulles Greenway for their generous donation from their annual "Drive for Charity"

Brown Thrasher 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!
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Adopt a milkweed
- $4 each

Sponsor a plant for a community space. When enough plants are purchased for a waystation, we will help you get the milkweed planted!

 

   

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