News and Highlights
Get a Jump on the Season! Show that you care and become a member of Loudoun Wildlife today. Your new or renewing membership is so important to all that we do! Your contribution helps us to educate people of all ages about why preserving habitat is so important for us – and for future generations. You will get member-only discounts and your membership is good through 2017! Please join us today!
Habitat Planting Volunteers Needed. Come out Thursday, September 22, to help plant 2,500 native plants. This is a projet organized by the Virginia Department of Transporation and several local groups, including Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. Meet at the Park and Ride lot near the intersection of Rts. 50 and 340 in Clarke County. The project runs from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Stay for all or part of that time. Rain date is September 27. For more information contact Steve Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Fall is a great time to install a Bluebird nestbox!
Loudoun Wildlife offers for sale a full nestbox kit, which includes a Virginia Bluebird Society-approved Carl Little designed cedar Bluebird nestbox with mounting pole and hardware, baffle and noel guard. The price for the kit is $40 — truly a bargain! Bluebirds often roost in nestboxes during the winter. The boxes provide protection from the elements and helps keep the birds safe from hungry predators. You can pre-order the boxes and pick them up at the Native Plant Sale. Just email Karla Etten at email@example.com.
Summary of Upcoming Events
- Natural History of the Appalachian Trail — Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FULL
- Landscape for Life — Tuesdays, September 20 through October 25, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ashburn.
- Birding the Blue Ridge Center — Saturday, September 24, 8:00 a.m.
- Morven Park Nature Walk — Sunday, October 2, 8 a.m.
- Birding Banshee — Saturday, October 8, 8:00 a.m.
- The Secrets of Seeds: A "We're Going Wild" Walk for Youth and Families — Sunday, October 9, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Morven Park.
- Beginning Birding — Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Robey Meeting Room, Purcellville Library; Saturday, October 15, Algonkian Park.
|Special Thanks to the Dulles Greenway for their generous donation from their annual "Drive for Charity"
Brown Thrasher Photo by Nicole Hamilton.
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