Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy held its Annual Meeting this past Sunday and close to 100 people came out for it. It was wonderful to see faces new and old!
Laura McGranaghan was recognized by our Volunteer of the Year award for all the work she’s done in organizing and leading our programs, supporting the Birdathon, and helping out on so many of the committees.
Mimi Westervelt presented the Roger Tory Peterson awards to local students for their nature journaling.
And Paul Miller presented this year’s science fair award winners with their awards. Ashley Lohr told me about her project testing butterfly preferences with zinnias…..they love the hot pink ones. Sean O’Neil gave us his overview of his stink bug project – certainly a hot topic for us here in Loudoun.
Following the business part of the meeting, Roger Woods of the Wetlands Institute, provided us with a great talk on the efforts they have been engaged in to protect and restore the terrapin population in New Jersey. This sounds like a really interesting model that may be applicable here in Loudoun for some of our turtle species that are wiped out by cars.
Wrapping up the evening, Joe conducted the raffle for some great items that were donated to Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.
It was great to see everyone!
I’ve posted photos from the event in our facebook album.