Category Archives: BRNP VMN Community

Bee Outdoors Festival at Banshee Reeks

Everyone is invited to the Bee Outdoors Festival at Banshee Reeks!   Click here for a Google Map to get directions.

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

  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

Winter Newsletter Released

We’ve just released our Winter 2017 Newsletter.

2016 Annual Meeting – New officers and board

On November 10th, the VMN Banshee Reeks chapter held an annual meeting.  The election results are: President – Barbara Erlandson Vice President – Frank McLaughlin Secretary – Susan Sims Treasurer – Angie Bommersbach Board of Director Members: Dave Cazenas Bill

eBird – a handy tool and a help to science

Lists Most people as they start birding on a regular basis decide to start keeping lists.  A life list, a state list, a county list – sometimes it seems that birders are more interested in lists than birds.   Did

Fall 2016 Newsletter released

This issue contains lots of new articles and announcement of events, particularly this coming Saturday’s Virginia Outdoors Festival held at Banshee Reeks.

What do YOU Know About American Chestnut Tree Restoration?

By Larry Johnson Question– Is an American Chestnut tree growing on BRNP property? Question– Does a wild (native survivor) American Chestnut tree exist in Loudoun County? Answers at end of article. Looking for a botanically-focused venture, this past June 2016,

Adventures of a First Time Beekeeper: Part 2 – Raising Bees and Making a Meadow

Part 2a – Raising Bees By Liz Dennison Bees exist in the wild without assistance from beekeepers. As beekeepers, we provide a healthy environment, food and water when necessary, and protection from pests and predators, so that our bees can

Fall 2016 Native Plant Sale – September 10, 2016

Held at Morven Park from 9am to 3pm on Saturday. More details available here.

As Fall approaches

By Anne Owen As Fall approaches, many of us will be thinking about ‘tidying up’ the yard ready for Winter – and for most, that will mean cutting down dead flowers, raking up fallen leaves and piling up bags of