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September 6, 2014

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News and Highlights
  • NEW! Google Map of Monarch Butterfly Releases. People across Loudoun (and beyond) are finding Monarch caterpillars in their gardens, raising them, and releasing them. Check out the reports here on our google map. If you have releases to report, use our form and share the good news!
  • Fall Native Plant Sale Coming up. Fall is a terrific time to plant your garden - the plans focus on building their root networks and getting all settled into the ground so that by next spring they are coming up strong with fresh gorgeous vegetation! Stop by our Fall Native Plant Sale at Morven Park on September 14th. Full details are here.
  • 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

  • Landscape for Life Choose from one of the two sessions: Thursday evenings, Sept. 4 through Oct. 2, 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. or Saturday mornings, Sept. 6 through Oct. 4, 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Monarch Waystation Clean-up at Morven Park Saturday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Morven Park Nature Walk — Sunday, September 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Birding Banshee — Saturday, September 13, 8:00 a.m.
  • A Swift Night Out -America's Mysterious Birds Above the Fireplace Saturday, September 13, 6:00 p.m.
  • Native Plant Sale — Sunday, September 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Morven Park.
  • Night Sounds Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 p.m. Rust Library, Leesburg. 
  • Birds & Habitat at the National Beagle Club Saturday, September 20, Time 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Birding the Blue Ridge Center — Saturday, September 27, 8:00 a.m.
Special Thanks to the Dulles Greenway for their generous donation from their annual "Drive for Charity"

Cricket frog - a very tiny frog that likes to be in wet meadow grass near a pond or stream. Photo by Nicole Hamilton.


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