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July 25, 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, 10a-2p, July 23 and 30

Phone:
703-777-2575

 

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

 



 

News and Highlights

What Just Fluttered By? Our July programs cover a lot of areas but you'll notice quite a few feature butterflies. As summer settles in, we see more of the delicate, beautiful winged insects visiting and stopping to sip the nectar from native pollinators. Join us on butterfly walks, watch a movie celebrate National Moth Week and sign up for the Annual Butterfly Count.

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 with the theme "Loudoun's Great Places." The winning photographs will be featured in our Fall issue of Habitat Herald. The deadline is midnight, August 6. Look here for more information. We're looking forward to see what you find!

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 Opportunities

Volunteer leaders needed. 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, we want to hear from you. We are looking for a Habitat Restoration Chair, and someone to lead our Conservation Advocacy efforts. For more information, email info@loudounwildlife.org.

See more volunteer opportunities here

Summary of Upcoming Events

  • 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. CANCELLED
  • “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. 
  • Bird by Bird: A Weekday Morning Bird Walk for Kids — Thursday, July 21, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Morven Park. 
  • 50 West Vineyards Event in Support of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy: Special Monarch flights and a Movie— Friday, July22, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

  • Birding the Blue Ridge Center — Saturday, July 23, 8:00 a.m.
  • Family Friendly Nature Event Series: Night Wings! Celebrating National Moth Week — Friday, July 29, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., Winmill Carriage Museum, Morven Park. 
  • Butterfly Harvest at Great Country Farms — Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. 
  • Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air — Friday, August 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Middleburg.
  • Let’s Count Butterflies! — Saturday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. – ? Various locations.
       
    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

 


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Adopt a milkweed
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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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