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Upcoming Events

January 23, 2020 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Location: National Wildlife Federation, Wildlife Center Drive 11100, Reston, Virginia

Join Greg Butcher, Audubon Society Northern Virginia board member and migratory species coordinator for U.S. Forest Service International Programs, for an introduction to waterfowl identification. Get to know many of the species that winter in the open waters of our region. You’ll learn how to tell a Bufflehead from a Hooded Merganser, and, with luck, you will see the beautiful Tundra Swans that winter in our area. Strategies will include identification by shape and color pattern. This workshop will include an outdoor field trip and bird walk on Saturday, January 25—details will be given in class. After the workshop and field trip, you’ll be ready to rally for a tally during our 12th Annual Waterfowl Count, Saturday, February 8, and Sunday, February 9. Space is limited, so please register here


January 24, 2020 08:00 am - January 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Location: Princess Anne Recreation Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Save the date - January 24-26, 2020 and join us for the festival's 10th anniversary. Presented by Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.​

Stop by Princess Anne Recreation Center for the Winter Wildlife Festival 10th Anniversary Exhibit Hall to check out the vendors and environmental exhibitors, walk-up workshops, live animals, photobooth, mascot, children's activities and raffles! Free admission & parking. Local food trucks will also be serving tasty bites for purchase. ​ All workshops are free and last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is preferred. Register online here.

*Additional free Children's activities will be available next door at Princess Anne Library from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

View the schedule of events here.


January 26, 2020 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Location: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 9668 Maidstone Road, Delaplane, Virginia

Join Virginia Native Plant Society for a lecture by Matt Bright, Conservation Manager at Earth Sangha Wild Plant Nursery, a non-profit focused on native plant conservation, propagation, and restoration based in Fairfax County will speak.

Another speaker TBA is also planned.

Free, refreshments provided.

For more information, email piedmontvnps@gmail.com.


February 15, 2020 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
Location: Hollins University, Williamson Road 7916, Roanoke, Virginia

Over 10 million acres of Virginia's woods are privately owned.  The Woods & Wildlife Conferences provide information, tools, and personal contacts to help private woodland owners keep their woods, and the wildlife that live in them, healthy and productive. A variety of topics are offered to appeal to owners of both small and large tracts, and both new and experienced owners. 

This all-day conference for owners of large or small tracts of land…

• is a virtual one stop/first stop for individuals, families, and managers to learn about woods, wildlife, and other natural resources;

• provides links to information, sources of assistance, and a better understanding of the natural resources around you;

• will explore relevant forestry and wildlife issues.

For more information and to register, please click here.


February 22, 2020 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
Location: The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, Virginia

In February, join The Clifton Institute for an evening of ‘birding like Buddha.’ For this particular bird walk, we will prioritize the experiences we have watching individual birds and our connection to them instead of trying to identify species or maximize the number of birds we encounter. We will sit often and watch quietly as the waterfowl on our ponds live out their unique and fascinating lives. What new things can we learn about birds from watching them in this way?

Please dress for the weather. No birding experience required! Please feel free to bring: a comfy portable chair (though we may spend some time in the blind), a travel mug for a hot beverage, and/or binoculars! Click here to register.

Mindful Naturalists is a free program series created to inspire mindful observation and nature appreciation. Each month we will explore a different topic and experiment with a different practice for mindfully experiencing the natural world while enjoying hot tea and a peaceful evening at our beautiful field station.


February 23, 2020 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Location: Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Dr, Manassas Park, Virginia

Join the Prince William Wildflower Society for February’s Author Lecture, given by renowned entomologist and ecologist Doug Tallamy. Dr. Tallamy will have his new book available for signing, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard. (Timber Press, Available February 4, 2020) 

Doug Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 95 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 39 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014.  Among his awards are the Garden Club of America Margaret Douglas Medal for Conservation and the Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence, and the 2018 AHS B.Y. Morrison Communication Award.

For more information, click here.


February 29, 2020 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
Location: Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community College, Technology Drive 18121, Culpeper, Virginia

Over 10 million acres of Virginia's woods are privately owned.  The Woods & Wildlife Conferences provide information, tools, and personal contacts to help private woodland owners keep their woods, and the wildlife that live in them, healthy and productive. A variety of topics are offered to appeal to owners of both small and large tracts, and both new and experienced owners. 

This all-day conference for owners of large or small tracts of land…

• is a virtual one stop/first stop for individuals, families, and managers to learn about woods, wildlife, and other natural resources;

• provides links to information, sources of assistance, and a better understanding of the natural resources around you;

• will explore relevant forestry and wildlife issues.

For more information and to register, please click here.


February 29, 2020 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Location: Stone Barn at Morven Park, Southern Planter Lane 17195, Leesburg, Virginia

Forests are a vital part of life, both for wildlife and the world’s climate.  At this Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy program, Loudoun County Urban Forester Kyle Dingus will describe how forests develop over time and how they are managed within their development cycles. If time permits, Dingus will lead a short walk. Registration required.

Questions: Contact info@loudounwildlife.org.


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