Cedar Waxwing Photo by Lisa McKew On June 8, 18 birders, ranging in experience from world travelers to novices, came for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s monthly walk at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. It was a beautiful morning with temperatures in the high 60s. Before we left the parking lot, we were rewarded with views of a […]
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.
Tree forts, insects and mud pies oh my! Take a break from your cozy indoor nest and come play WILD with us! At Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy we love to get outside to explore wildlife and nature and we know our youngest members love it as well. So bring the kids over and join us for […]
American RedstartPhoto by Michael Sciortino On May 25, 27 people gathered on a beautiful late spring morning at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (the future state park in northwestern Loudoun County near Harpers Ferry, WV) for the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s regular (every 4th Saturday of the month) bird walk there. The highlights of […]
By Linda Millington Christine Perdue and I led a Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy-sponsored walk at a private farm in Upperville, Virginia. The property owner mows late in the season so the fields are perfect nesting habitat for the threatened grassland species Bobolinks, which have been breeding there in large numbers for years. Bobolinks were plentiful chasing […]
The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy sponsored one of its many free birds walks at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve in central Loudoun on Saturday, May 11. Because 21 people showed up for the walk we split into groups, one led by Jane Yocom and Dori Rhodes assisted by Bryan Henson and one led by Mary Ann Good and Joe […]
Volume 24 Issue 2, Spring 2019 by Kim StraderVolunteer coordinator The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is fortunate to have many dedicated and passionate volunteers, so choosing one to honor as Volunteer of the Quarter can be difficult. This quarter was no exception, but one event and one person seemed to stand out — Wine for Wildlife […]
Volume 24 Issue 2, Spring 2019 In celebration of Morven Park’s 50th anniversary of opening to the public, park staff launched an innovative AnniversaTree campaign aimed at replenishing and supplementing the beautiful native trees that are essential elements of Morven Park’s picturesque landscape. Throughout the rolling hills of Morven Park, hundreds of trees and plantings […]
Volume 24 Issue 2, Spring 2019by Anne Owen, Audubon at Home AmbassadorIn the late summer of 2016, within four weeks of moving to their new property, Abby and Marc Seeley asked Audubon at Home (AAH) for a visit to their 11 acres in rural Western Loudoun. The acreage is mostly wooded, but even so, it […]
Volume 24 Issue 2, Spring 2019 by Michael Myers and Dave Manning Native habitat is the cornerstone of Loudoun County’s wildlife, providing a year-round food source as well as shelter for raising young and protection from predators. Native flora is also a critical component in water quality. Trees, shrubs, and grasses along local waterways provide […]