Golden-crowned Kinglet Photo by Gerco Hoogeweg In the early morning hours of November 23, a small group of birders enjoyed some nice sunshine with many sparrows, Cedar Waxwings and a few flocks of American Robins. Gerco Hoogeweg and Michael Sciortino led this month’s regular bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship. 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.
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 […]
Sharp-shinned Hawk Photo by Gerco Hoogeweg The post Raptors and Sparrows at Banshee Reeks Walk appeared first on Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. The day started damp and overcast for the 17 birders who joined Larry Meade and Jane Yocom for the October Bird Walk at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. However, we were off to a great […]
Scarlet Tanager Photo by Michael Myers Several mixed flocks of migrants were the highlights of this past Saturday’s walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship in northwestern Loudoun County. The 3-mile walk forded Piney Run in two different locations. Seventeen people enjoyed the beautiful morning with the temperature rising from the upper 50’s […]