Sun 29 Mar 2009
In this issue, we have a spotlight on Bles Park, a great place for nature walks and other nature adventures in the Ashburn area. I love going there in the summer to photograph birds and butterflies as well as to listen to the chorus of cricket frogs. Its a splendid refuge for some peace and quiet with nice fresh air and the gentle trickle of the river passing by. In this article, Bonnie Eaton talks about other hidden treasures at this great place.
Also in this issue, we have the continued adventures of Zoom and Compass as they discover worms. There’s also an interesting article on the Mourning Cloak butterfly, and a story of the lifecycle of bumblebees and their humble bumble homes (which you can build as a neat project). You can also learn about Lichens….part fungi, part algae or cyanobacteria…..oh this crazy world!
And, as always, our programs from now through July are listed along with programs offered by organizations with which we partner.
This latest edition of the Habitat Herald will be going out to our members in the next week. If you’re not yet a member, we could really use your support! You can join online. Your membership will run through December 2009! ($20 for an individual, $30 for a family) and, it is tax deductible as allowed by the law.
If you join soon we can get this latest issue of the Habitat Herald out to you in our next mailing – if you join after we have our mailing party then you’ll receive a copy of this issue in your New Member Information packet. The Habitat Herald is a member benefit and is published each quarter.