UPDATE 1/16/21: The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will be taking action on Item 8 Temple Baptist Church on Tuesday, January 19 during their Business Meeting. The updated item presented to the Board of Supervisors can be read here. The updated item contains answers to the Board of Supervisors’ questions they raised at last month’s […]
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.
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By Joe Coleman Compiler, Central Loudoun CBC In spite of the pandemic, 110 observers came out for the 24th Central Loudoun Christmas Bird Count and found 94 different bird species and 37,439 individuals ─ all higher than our 24-year count average. Eastern MeadowlarkPhoto by Michael Sciortino And while the primary purpose of the Christmas Bird […]
How long have you volunteered with Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (LWC) and how did you hear about us? Amy has volunteered with LWC on and off for over 15 years. She believes she heard about us from a copy of the Habitat Herald she saw at the library! Amy Ulland, Certified Stream Monitor What opportunities have […]
Led by Michael Sciortino and Joe Coleman, eight people showed up at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s first bird walk of the year on January 9. It was a cold, blustery morning and perhaps for that reason, the group found only 31 species. That total did include two immature Bald Eagles, two […]
In recent years there has been an explosion of information about native plants, so much so that it can be hard to decide where to start. Below is a short list of resources for learning more about native plants, including gardening with natives. Getting started in your yard The Audubon at Home program provides information, […]
The bird walk on Saturday, December 12 brought 14 birders to Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. In order to stay socially distant while birding, we split onto two groups, one led by Mike Sciortino and Jen Leeper, which found 34 species, and the other by Joe Coleman and Donna Quinn, which found 30 species. It was […]
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisor’s December 9, 2020 Public Hearing is scheduled to hear comments on Item 7 Temple Baptist Church. The item presented to the Board of Supervisors can be read here. Speakers can participate in the Public Hearing remotely if they sign up before 12pm on December 9. Speakers can also attend […]
On our November 28 bird walk, 11 birders found 35 species of birds on a beautiful late fall morning at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES). The trip was led by Joe Coleman, Michael Sciortino, Mike Scott and Mary Ann Good Photo by Michael Sciortino While the most common species was White-throated Sparrow, […]
Volume 25 Issue 4, Fall 2020 by Sharon Plummer and Kathleen Wellington The sounds of a bubbling stream, the awe of watching a sunrise through frost-covered trees, and the joy of seeing baby robins being fed by their mother nourish our souls. Instinctively, we become at peace in the outdoors. This observation, made throughout history, […]