Category Archives: BRNP VMN Community

Sign up for the Fall Class

Applications 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,

Summer 2017 Newsletter published

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

Enter the VMN Photo Contest by Friday, July 21, 2017 Last Chance!

We’ve extended the deadline for photo submission to the 2017 Statewide VMN Photo Contest, to this Friday, July 21! We’re looking for interesting and creative pictures to represent the Banshee Reeks Chapter in the upcoming contest at the VMN Statewide

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,