Volume 28 Issue 4, Fall 2023
by Gerco Hoogeweg, JK Black Oak Wildlife Sanctuary CommitteeThe JK Black Oak section of the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy website provides a wealth of information on the sanctuary, including a brief history and interactive story maps showing the vernal pools on the property. In recent months, additional pages and information with dynamic elements have been added to the site.
• Via the “What’s Happening at JK Black Oak” page, you can read about habitat restoration, monitoring activities, and walks. Also provided is a link to all stories about the sanctuary published since 2018.
• Very exciting is the addition of the “Volunteers at Work” page. This page contains a continuously growing image library of photos showing volunteers working at Black Oak to remove invasive plants, install protective tree cages, rescue plants, and plant native trees.
• The “Flora and Fauna” page contains links to online citizen-science projects such as eBird and iNaturalist, where you can see what plants and wildlife have been documented on the property. This page also contains several interactive photos detailing fun facts about flora and fauna at JK Black Oak.
As we continue to host volunteer events, conduct surveys, and manage the property, the website will be used to document this information with additional photos, videos, and stories. So stay tuned and visit the JK Black Oak pages.