Join us on a virtual tour with landscape designer John Magee of the beautiful native plant installations around Tippecanoe and Beech Lakes in Ashburn. Along with providing habitat for pollinators and other wildlife, these gardens serve as riparian buffers, cleaning stormwater runoff. On this tour, John will tell you about native plants and their value […]
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.
Another Annual Meeting is in the history books for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. It was a historic event because it is our 25th Anniversary, and because of the coronavirus, we brought it to our audience live via GoTo Meeting rather than in person. As a bonus to conducting the meeting in this format, we can always […]
By Kim Strader Lightning bugs, fireflies, or glow bugs – regardless of what you called them, many of us have fond childhood memories of seeing their blinking lights at night in the summer. I remember feeling as if they were stars that came down out of the sky so that I could catch them and […]
By Kim Strader Hummingbirds are amazing little birds! They weigh no more than a postage stamp, yet fly at speeds of 30 mph. Hummingbirds can reach speeds of 50 mph when diving and an incredible 63 mph when escaping from harm. Their little wings beat at 53 times per second so it is no wonder […]
Join us Sunday, June 7, from 3:00 to 4:45 pm for our Virtual Annual Meeting! We will be coming to you LIVE and commercial free from the comfort of our homes to yours via GoTo Meeting. You will have the choice to attend using your electronic device (cell phone, tablet, or computer) to stream video […]
By Joe Coleman, Birding Coordinator Flying SquirrelPhoto by Jane Yocom How big was Wildlife Conservancy’s World Migratory Bird Day/Global Big Day weekend on May 9 and 10? It was 141 species seen by 45 participants in their yards and nearby parks and preserves. As is often the case, the most exciting find was a Flying […]
Volume 25 Issue 2, Spring 2020 by John Magee It’s been almost seven years now since the community of Ashburn Village reached out to me to help design pollinator gardens near the five communal lakes that grace their Homeowner’s Association property. Their goal was simply to add pollinator habitat in and around the community to help benefit the creatures we […]
Volume 25 Issue 2, Spring 2020 by Anne Owen, Audubon at Home Program Coordinator Janet Hensley inherited her passion for gardening from her mother, who loves wildflowers like Dutchman’s Breeches, Trout Lilies, Bloodroot, and Trilliums as much as the more classical gardeners’ fare of Hosta and Peonies. Janet became a conservation advocate when in fifth grade she […]
Volume 25 Issue 2, Spring 2020 by Hope Woodward Without a doubt, one reason to include Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) in your garden is that it is one of the “Super 9” native plants that support local pollinators, native bees, and butterflies. It’s a valuable food source and larval host for the Black Swallowtail caterpillar, while its pollen is collected by […]
Volume 25 Issue 2, Spring 2020 by Monica Acha We are interconnected with the world around us, more than we realize and more than meets the eye. We get the pleasure of enjoying our favorite fruits, nuts, and vegetables thanks to the hard work of farmers, truckers, delivery personnel, grocery store workers, and farmer’s market vendors. Our food travels through helping hands […]