Volume 24 Issue 4, Fall 2019 by Anne Ellis Intrepid and stalwart butterfly experts, citizen scientists, and nature-lovers of all ages and levels of expertise gathered at several locations throughout northwestern Loudoun County for the 23rd Annual Butterfly Count on August 3, right in the middle of one of the hottest summers on record. And […]
News and updates from the Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance.
Volume 24 Issue 4, Fall 2019 by Larry Meade Look for Tufted Titmice (Baeolophus bicolor) like this one in your neighborhood.Photo by David Boltz The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is one of the most charismatic birds in our region. It’s always a treat to see them come to backyard feeders or to hear their familiar […]
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is a membership-based, volunteer driven nonprofit organization committed to preserving, protecting, and restoring wildlife habitat in Loudoun County. In 2020, our organization will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. You can help us inspire, motivate, and engage people in Loudoun County to celebrate this milestone with us. Your contributions support our education, citizen […]
October 26 was a good day for finding sparrows at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES) in northwestern Loudoun County. Fourteen birdwatchers, led by Bryan Henson and Allison Gallo, saw a total of 36 species of birds, including five species of sparrows. Brown CreeperPhoto by Gerco Hoogeweg The group took a loop around […]
Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance hosted Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Landscape Ecologist Dr. Iara Lacher and Director of Communications Carlyle Howard the September 27 Fall Meeting at Shenandoah University’s Cool Spring Campus. The Changing Landscapes Initiative (CLI) is a Smithsonian-led initiative working to understand the impacts of land use change in order to protect wildlife and […]
Citizen Groups and Elected Officials File Formal Complaint Against Rockwool with the Danish Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct Ranson, WV, USA (October 21, 2019) – Today, a group of civic organizations and elected officials have filed an official complaint against Rockwool with the Danish Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct […]
Here are some photos from the Bluemont Fair. Thanks to everyone who volunteered or visited our booth this year! The post Fun at the Bluemont Fair!! appeared first on Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Protecting the Land: Land Trust of Virginia bestows honors on Conservation Leaders at 21st Annual Garden Party! Copy
Hostess of the event, Mimi Abel Smith (center) enjoying the afternoon with stewards of Hickory Tree Farm, Susan Pope and Joseph Gargan Middleburg, VA (May 19, 2019) – More than 450 guests gathered on Sunday, May 19th in Middleburg to celebrate the Land Trust of Virginia’s (LTV) ongoing conservation efforts in the Commonwealth. The […]
BRCA partners the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Potomac Appalachian Trail Club urge BRCA partners and their members to voice their support for legislation in Congress to address the deferred maintenance on federal public lands. As reported by ATC, the Senate and the House of Representatives are currently weighing related bills designed to greatly increase the […]
Littleton: Watch the debate for Loudoun’s future Because Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains cares about Loudoun’s future: The debates will be moderated by the Coalition of Loudoun Towns (COLT), the Loudoun Times-Mirror and Loudoun Now. For the next few weeks, community members can submit questions through an online form. Representatives from COLT, the Loudoun Times-Mirror and […]