Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. The Banshee Reeks chapter serves Loudoun county. See the official press release at the Loudoun County website. More »
The Banshee Reeks chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist program just published its upcoming class schedule. The What You’ll Learn section of the Virginia Master Naturalist website provides a good high level overview of what the classes cover. The Banshee
They are working on recruiting citizen scientists for the upcoming field season: POLLINATOR SURVEYS Training includes information on pollinator life history, survey collection protocols in the field, identification of the most common bumble bees and butterflies, and specimen preparation for taxonomic
Julie Pilowsky is looking for sites for her wasp survey. She is studying the Northern Paper Wasp and geographic variation in their cooperative breeding. For more information or to suggest a site, see her website.
Dragonfly Key – http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/bio/insects/drgnfly/idkey/1.htm Dragonfly ID – http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Dragonflies Pond Watch – http://www.xerces.org/dragonfly-migration/pondwatch/ Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy has a Loudoun county list of dragonflies – http://www.loudounwildlife.org/PDF_Files/Dragonflies_of_Loudoun_2_07.pdf They also have a page that lists books and talks about the creation of that