Monthly Archives: April 2016

Virginia Working Landscapes is looking for volunteers

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

Tufts PhD candidate looking for wasps!

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 resources

          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 The best website for Northern Virginia is http://www.dragonfliesnva.com/ . Some Facebook groups of interest: Odonata of the eastern United States – https://www.facebook.com/groups/OdonataoftheeasternUS/

VMN State Conference Details

The 2016 VMN Statewide Conference and Training will be held August 26-28, 2016 at the Skelton 4-H Educational and Conference Center.  It will be hosted by the Blue Ridge Foothills and Lakes (BRFAL) chapter.  As part of the Statewide Conference, there will

Virginia Breeding Bird Atlas 2

The VA Breeding Bird Atlas 2 is now underway. This is a great way for birding enthusiasts to earn volunteer hours. Please be sure you understand the commitment level and reporting requirements before you sign up. You can learn more