Cooper’s HawksPhoto by Michael Sciortino New FOS species included Dark-eyed Junco and Winter Wren. Relatively close views of Cooper’s Hawks chasing in the tops of mostly bare trees provided much amusement and delight. Merlin, American Kestrel, Red-shouldered Hawk and Sharp-shinned Hawk fill out the raptor list Large groups of cowbirds and blackbirds crossed the sky several times but we did […]
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
People and Wildlife Living in Harmony
Since Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s foundation in 1995, this region has seen a great transformation. From a largely rural area, Loudoun County has grown and changed to a county that encompasses not only hills, farmland and open areas but also increasing suburban development as the population grows.
Change brings with it a greater responsibility to preserve and protect important elements of what makes this area so attractive – the habitat and the wildlife that live among and beside us. That is the role of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Volunteer Coordinator Position Description Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy inpsires, motivates, and engages people to protect, preserve, and restore wildlife habitat in Loudoun County. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy seeks an independent self-starter as a part-time (approximately 16-20 hours per week) staff person to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. REPORTS TO: Executive Director Job Duties: […]
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Photo by Allison Gallo Twelve birders met for the regular 4th Saturday of the month Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES) walk. After gathering at the visitors center, the group drove down to the Sawmill Road/Butterfly Alley area. At the start of the walk, a light drizzle and overcast skies threatened, but the rain […]
Black-and-white warblerPhoto by Bryan Henson On a lovely mid-September morning, 14 birders and nature lovers enjoyed a walk at Algonkian Regional Park. The weather was cool albeit a bit humid and the skies were overcast. Proceeding from the boat ramp east towards Sugarland Run, the group encountered a few warblers: Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart and […]
By Anne Ellis Butterfly Count Coordinator Monarch butterfly Photo by Michael Myers With some misgivings concerning the weather, eight teams of volunteers visited gardens, plant nurseries and natural habitats for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s 22nd annual butterfly count August 4. We counted an astounding number of Monarchs – 289 – more than triple the number […]
Volume 23 Issue 2, Summer 2018 by Nan McCarry Grass plants are all around us, yet we probably don’t give them much thought, except to notice that it’s once again time to mow the lawn. Grasses, the Poaceae, form one of the largest plant families, with over 11,000 species, and grassland biomes cover one-quarter of the […]
Mike and Diane Canney held their third annual Wine, Wings and Wildlife event July 21 to support wildlife and Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. This time, the festivities were held at Sunset Hills Vineyard in Purcellville. Read about the Canneys’ work in this article in the Purcellville Gazette. The post Wine, Wings and Wildlife appeared first […]
Volume 23 Issue 2, Summer 2018 by Kerry Bzdyk Immature Spotted LanternflyPhoto by Virginia Cooperative Extension Usually when I encounter an insect I have never observed before, the naturalist in me is thrilled and excited to learn more about it. But there is one insect I am just hoping none of us see here in […]
Volume 23 Issue 2, Summer 2018 by Anne Owen, Audubon at Home Ambassador With so much recent focus on the plight of pollinators and the drive to provide gardens full of nourishing native plants to support them, it’s easy for the humble ferns to be overlooked. Yet a walk in the beautiful Loudoun woodlands, for […]