Bat Monitoring

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Kristin Henderson and Frank McLaughlin monitoring bats

The bat monitoring project has kicked off in earnest. For more information, contact Barbara E.

Results from Rust Monitoring:

in 45 minutes of monitoring:
187 Total Bats id’d. This is the most id’d in any location so far.
90  Big Brown Bat   Eptesicus fuss
  2  Eastern Red Bats.  Lasiurus borealis
37. Hoary Bats. Lasiurus cinereus
58  Silver-haired bats  Laisonycteris noctivagans

Dates for monitoring:

6/13 – Wednesday – IWLA Field
6/15 – Friday – Rust Sanctuary Pond
6/17 – Sunday- IWLA Pond
6/20 – IWLA Field
6/22 – Rust Sanctuary Pond
6/24 – IWLA Pond
6/27 – IWLA Field
6/29 – Rust Sanctuary Pond
7/1 – IWLA Pond
7/4 – IWLA Field

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Sign up for the Fall Class

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailApplications are being accepted for the 2017 training program. Classes are led by experts and meet two Saturdays a month from September 2017 through April 2018.  Each class will cover one or two topics such as local plants, mammals, birds, trees, fish, mammals, soils, weather and more, and typically include field exercises to further explore the subject discussed in the classroom.

The classes are held at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, at 21085 The Woods Road in Leesburg. The is open to those older 18 years old. See the course schedule. For more information, call 703-669-0889.Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Summer 2017 Newsletter published

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You can find the latest newsletter here.

 


Also, don’t forget these important upcoming dates:

August 5th – (Vol) LWC Butterfly count
August 5th (CE) – Bat Program
August 13th – VMN Banshee Reeks picnic
August 15h – Application deadline for new class
Sept 9th – (Vol) Native plant sale
Sept 15-17 – (Lots o’ CE) State VMN Conference

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground Native Plant Trail Dedication Ceremony at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

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Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 11 am

Join community members and volunteers to celebrate the dedication of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Living Legacy Project native tree planting at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve in Leesburg, VA. The Living Legacy Project commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Dedication will feature comments from local dignitaries, patriotic music, and time to tour the Living Legacy planting.

Ninety-five trees were planted at Banshee Reeks, through a partnership with Loudoun County and the Virginia Master Naturalist Program. All trees are native species and include white oak, sassafras, black gum, and Virginia’s state tree – flowering dogwood.

Through this program, one tree will be planted for each of the 620,000 soldiers who died during one of the most defining moments in American history. Upon completion, the Project will create the first 180-mile landscaped allée in the world, and the only one dedicated to memorializing the American Civil War.

For more information about the preserve, visit http://www.bansheereeksnp.org/.Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

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