|News and Highlights
- Help Bring Back the Monarch! Monarchs are coming through our area now! Learn more about what you can do to help Monarchs and other pollinators by creating a Monarch Waystation. It's also a lot of fun to raise and release them through the summer!
- Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary Program: Certify your home with us as a wildlife sanctuary! All the steps and certification guidelines are here and we can even help by sending an Audubon Ambassador to your home for consultation.
Summary of Upcoming Events
- Let’s Count Butterflies! ― Saturday, August 2, 9:00 a.m. [rain date, Sunday August 3rd]
- Youth Adventure Day at Banshee Reeks — Wednesday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- The Magic of Monarchs — Wednesday, August 6, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Cascades Library.
- Birding Banshee — Saturday, August 9, 8:00 a.m.
- Milkweed Plant Sale — Saturday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Monarch Rearing Class — Saturday, August 9, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Celebrate Butterfly Month at 868 Estate Vineyards ― Sunday, August 10.
- Visit Us at the Lucketts Fair ― Saturday and Sunday, August 16 – 17, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Birding the Blue Ridge Center — Saturday, August 23, 8:00 a.m.
- Milkweed Seed Pod Collection — Saturday, August 23, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Plant Communities —Wednesday, August 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
- A Hummingbird Evening — Friday, August 29.
|Special Thanks to the Dulles Greenway for their generous donation from their annual "Drive for Charity"
Gray Treefrog - well camouflaged - often heard calling through summer. 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
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