Fall Newsletter Released
Check out the fall edition to find out more about the Christmas Bird Counts, the Banshee Reeks outdoor classroom, upcoming volunteer and CE opportunities and general chapter happenings.
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 Conference.
Chapters may submit one photo each to three separate categories:
- Virginia flora, fauna and other species
- Virginia landscapes and habitats
- Virginia Master Naturalists in Action
If you think you have what it takes to represent the Banshee Reeks Chapter, please submit your digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
- Date of photo
- Species in the photo, if applicable
- Location of photo taken
The VMN Board will choose one photo for each category, and those photos will go on to represent Banshee Reeks Chapter in the contest.
Due Date Extended to Friday, July 21! Submit your photos Today!
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 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/.
Fall 2016 Native Plant Sale – September 10, 2016
Held at Morven Park from 9am to 3pm on Saturday.
More details available here.
Feb 11th, 2016 – Officer/Director Meeting
On the 11th of February, we’ll be holding the monthly Board of Directory and Officer’s meeting. Come out to see what goes on or to represent a project or committee! It’ll be held from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Banshee Reeks.
LWC Volunteer Orientation – Jan 31st, 2016
At 1pm in the Carriage Museum in Morven Park, LWC is holding a volunteer orientation. Hear about all the interesting projects you can participate (and earn VMN volunteer hours) in. Visit LWC’s website for more details.
2015 Annual VMN Picnic
The Banshee Reeks annual picnic was held on August 23.
Thank you to Suzanne DeSaix for the photos!
At the picnic, we also presented a number of certificates to new members!