Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy


Congrats @DullesGreenwayEagles on the first egg of the season!! Mama looks beautiful, we can't wait to see all the excitement in store this nesting season! This is the #DullesGreenwayEagles first season on live cam! Brought to us by Dulles Greenway and Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.

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TODAY❗JANUARY 18th, RALLY TO PROTECT BLES PARK. 4:00 - 5:00pm outside of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg VA. (Event by @loudounwildlife Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy )
⬇️ https://facebook.com/events/s/rally-to-protect-bles-park-wil/691095305599343/

Dear residents of Loudoun County, matter like this is very important to us 😪
We must fight for every green area left in Loudoun County, we cannot allow people like some of the supervisors to make decisions that destroy nature and wildlife in our area. Actions like this, and the massive deforestation of our forests must stop now! We need to let know those in charge that we as a community who live here love nature and demand that they leave it alone! It is a Human Right, to have recreation and enjoy natural spaces, to have access to clean water in the future, to live in a quiet and non-congested area. And nature and wildlife also have the right to have their space! No more extermination of wildlife in our area!

#BlesPark #ProtectBlesPark #SaveBlesPark #LoudounCounty #LoudounCountyVA #Ashburn #AshburnVA #Algonkian #AlgonkianDistrict #ProtectWildLife #StopWildlifeExtermination #SaveNature #Nature #WildLife #Marsh #Wetlands #WetlandsConservation #SaveWetlands #SaveTheMarsh #ClimateAction #StopDeforestation #WeHaveAVoice #NatureNeedsAVoice #LoveNature #CleanWater #WildlifeRights #NatureRights #NatureRightsAreHumanRights
Loudoun County neighbors, please sign this petition to protect and preserve Bles Park 💚
Wondering how you can get involved in bird conservation this winter? Community science is a great way to stay active, contribute to science and learn more about local ecology. Check out these birding community science projects:


Cornell Lab of Ornithology National Audubon Society eBird
Quail Forever Virginia Working Landscapes Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy American Bird Conservancy The Clifton Institute Virginia Society of Ornithology The Nature Conservancy Virginia Conservation Network
#GivingTuesday is your opportunity to give back and spread the word about causes you care about. If you love the Dulles Greenway Eagle Cam, consider lifting the voice of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, a non-profit organization committed to preserving, protecting and restoring wildlife habitat in Loudoun County.

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Watch and Share the Dulles Greenway Eagles Live Cam, Brought to you in partnership with Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy:
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is a membership-based, volunteer driven nonprofit organization committed to preserving, protecting, and restoring wildlife habitat in Loudoun County.

Any contributions would go to support their education, citizen science, habitat conservation, and advocacy programs. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/OZgg50GURnl

Virginia Save Our Streams welcomes five new volunteer trainers! All five aced their certifications and are ready to train new stream monitors.

Congratulations to Ben Rhoades (Reston Association), Amy Ulland (Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy), Jessica McCaulley (Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District), and Julia Sargent and Daisy Blakely (Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River), pictured here with staff trainer Kira Carney.
At Northwest Federal, we are committed to giving back to our community through our four pillars of Community Outreach. Through our pillar of Saving & Protecting Animals and Wildlife, we proudly support Forsyth Humane Society Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) Animal Welfare League of Arlington and more.
Congratulations to our newest SOS trainers! 🎉 Amy, Ben, Jessica, Julia, and Daisy will be training new monitors throughout Virginia and empowering their communities to Save Our Streams!

Special thanks to these trainers’ organizations for their great work and for being part of the SOS team! 👏
Friends of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River
Reston Association
Prince William Soil & Water Conservation District
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
A helpful PSA from our friends at the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy regarding the invasive tree of heaven and it's host.
We are honored to be recognized by Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce as a Finalist for Nonprofit Organization of the Year.

As a nonprofit, we get to work with so many wonderful partners and love seeing our friends at Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Loudoun Cares and INMED USA recognized as well💚

Join us in voting for the “people’s choice” award here, https://fs21.formsite.com/LoudounChamber/form36/index.html
ACTION ALERT FOR LOUDOUN — weigh in today!!!

Loudoun County is seeking input on a western or eastern bypass around the village of Lucketts. This is connected to a larger conversation about improvements to Rt. 15 North of Leesburg.

PEC does NOT agree that a Lucketts bypass is necessary. We believe a bypass is a poor use of taxpayer dollars that would negatively impact both the environment and local residents and businesses. However, the county is moving forward with selecting a route.

We should be supporting our villages and towns — not bypassing them. Now is your chance to take action. Provide input on the bypass by THIS Friday, July 23 here: https://form.jotform.com/211724352684052

Read more about the Lucketts bypass and Rt. 15 North proposals in this new post from our Loudoun field representative Gem Bingol: https://www.pecva.org/region/loudoun/route-15-north-lucketts-bypass-your-input-needed/

The Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area Association Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition Aldie Heritage Association Unison Preservation Society Waterford Foundation Preservation Virginia Lucketts Ruritan Club Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Taylorstown Community Association Save Rural Loudoun Coalition for Smarter Growth The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy inspires, motivates, and engages people to protect, preserve, and resto

Operating as usual

Photos from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's post 06/11/2022

Save the Monarchs! It's Milkweed Sale Saturday. Pick up your order or stop by and purchase some of our extra Common or Swamp Milkweed from 10am - 1pm today. Thanks to NWFCU for supporting this important yearly event!


Eagle Friday - Peek A Boo
Orion (aka DG1) took his/her first flight from the nest last Friday and has been making cameo appearances every since. Sometimes Orion can be seen on the camera and other times just heard.
Keep up with Orion's comings and goings through the Nest Activity Log at this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ItcN6w3rWO-kGVxzIL9AwOBVK36Z-e4VzFNHLu-eEnI/edit#gid=2001683944


The online sale is over but additional plants are available for sale at the event.

Drop by the Northwest Federal Credit Union Leesburg Branch at 525 Trimble Plaza SE 10:00 am to 1:00 pm tomorrow to purchase.

Each plant is very health and ready to quickly grow to support the Monarch butterfly!

Photos from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's post 06/09/2022

Seven participants joined the group for the June Writing in Nature workshop led by Nancy Morgan. Our theme, Nature as Common Ground, reflected the growing divisions in society as a general observation. We each described places in nature that we retreat to for a respite and renewal. Staying with that theme, we focused on the physical and emotional benefits of being in nature. Referring to scientific research supporting these health benefits, we conjectured that nature might provide solutions for easing the rancor many Americans are experiencing.

Our assignment was to move out into the environment with a goal of identifying and documenting ways nature might heal the divisions, based on how nature helps each of us. When we returned to the picnic tables outside the gatehouse, each person read or paraphrased their discoveries. We conjectured that some type of sensory deprivation might be one cause of the growing distress, an ailment that time in nature quickly alleviates. Quotes by Rachel Carson and poems by Mary Oliver enhanced our discussion.
Photos by BJ Lecrone

Photos from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's post 06/09/2022

Black Poll Warbler and Magnolia Warbler are two of the 70 species of birds found by Birdathon team Snap Grackle Pop during their 48-hour birding adventure. https://loudounwildlife.org/2022/06/timing-snap-grackle-pop/
Many thanks to team members Linda Colucci, Karenna Awtry and Adara Ricciuti for participating in their first Birdathon and for raising just under $850 for Loudoun Wildlife.


Last Call for Milkweed - Online Sales End FRIDAY (6/10) at NOON
Milkweed is a Monarch and pollinator magnet. Don't miss your chance to buy some! Here is the link https://loudounwildlife.org/2022/05/milkweed-sale-june-11/ Order your plants today and pick them up on Saturday (6/11) from 10 am to 1 pm at the Northwest Federal Credit Union Leesburg branch.

Photos from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's post 06/08/2022

Seven volunteers gathered at the Harrison Street Meadow on Saturday, June 4. The Weed Warrior group cut back the following invasive non-native plants this week in order of abundance: Curly Dock, Chicory, Lespedeza, and Bindweed. There are plenty of non-native grasses that are not part of the focus but were trimmed sporadically in some locations.

The natives we are still controlling are Ragweed, Poison Ivy, and Wild Grape vine. We left Dogbane as a good native that is beginning to bloom for pollinators but we will remember to remove seed pods later since they can spread by seed easily. Bedstraw is another native that can become aggressive if left unchecked. The native plants in bloom this week are Penstemon and Coreopsis. Many more beautiful blooms are coming.

We will meet again on June 18 at 9:00 am. Contact us if you would like to participate!


The Flying Kites’ first Birdathon was a success. Abigail (9), Rua (7), Sadie (5) and Henry (2) joined their parents Kiersten and Eric Anderson on a memorable two-day blitz that ended with 91 species seen or heard by the group.
Read about their adventure and see a complete list of birds here https://loudounwildlife.org/2022/06/flying-kites-first-birdathon/
Many thanks to the Anderson family for participating in the 2022 Loudoun Wildlife Birdathon!


Dulles Greenway Eagle Cam

Orion is back in the nest!

Planting for picky eaters 06/06/2022

Planting for picky eaters

Enjoy this video about native bees from our partners as Plant NOVA Natives.

Of the approximately 400 native bee species in Virginia, about a fifth are plant specialists. Examples include the Spring Beauty Bee and the Blueberry Bee, which (unsurprisingly) depend on the flowers of Spring Beauties and Blueberries. These bees are short lived as adults, emerging when the plants they depend upon are in bloom and quickly gathering the pollen they need to store in their nests for their larvae, thus pollinating the plants while they are at it.

Our local ecosystem requires the full spectrum of plant/animal interactions to flourish. It is easily knocked out of balance when too many native plants are displaced by introduced species. Plant Native!

Planting for picky eaters Some bees are generalists, but others need specific native plants. If you plant for the specialists, you will also be feeding the generalists.

Photos from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's post 06/04/2022

Last Chance to Win! Raffle tickets for the Hooded Merganser art quilt are on sale through midnight tonight (Saturday 6/4). All proceeds benefit Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy programs. Get your tickets here https://loudoun-wildlife-conservancy.square.site/product/2022-annual-meeting-quilt-raffle-hooded-merganser-art-quilt-ticket-s-/89

Orion fledges the nest - Dulles Greenway Eagle Cam 06/03/2022

Orion fledges the nest - Dulles Greenway Eagle Cam

Our Eagle Friday update shares the great news that
Orion fledged at 11:10 am today!

We thank our dedicated Eagle Cam volunteer team for faithfully supporting our first season!

Orion fledges the nest - Dulles Greenway Eagle Cam The Dulles Greenway Eagle Cam home to Martin & Rosa currently has one eaglet named Orion. New livestream which started in September 2021.Hello! My name is Or...


This Blue-winged Warbler was one of the highlight sightings on the May 28 bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship. Thirty-two walk participants got to see at total of 56 bird species. See this link for the complete list of sightings https://loudounwildlife.org/2022/06/brces-56-species/
Photo by Pat Whittle


How much do you know about the damselfly?


The birds were more heard than seen during a walk at the Izaak Walton League but almost everyone got a good look at an Ovenbird.
See this link for the ebird list https://loudounwildlife.org/2022/05/birds-izaak-walton/
Photo by Michael Myers


Support Loudoun Wildlife by purchasing a chance to win this beautiful one-of-a-kind art quilt featuring Hooded Mergansers made (and donated) by volunteer Cindy Vough. The drawing will be held Sunday, June 5, at the Annual Meeting. You do not need to be present to win but you do need to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win. Here is the link to purchase your tickets today https://loudoun-wildlife-conservancy.square.site/product/2022-annual-meeting-quilt-raffle-hooded-merganser-art-quilt-ticket-s-/89
Artist Statement: I love being outdoors, I am a birder, a camper and a hiker. I get great joy from observing what is blooming, singing or peeping, the colors and textures of nature. These are the things that inspire my art, almost all my work reflects the colors and shapes you find in nature.

I have been making quilt art for about 25 years and have had the good fortune to have studied with the best in the field. My quilts have won blue ribbons in both of the quilt shows in Paducah, Ky and Houston, TX, the two largest shows in the country. I have been published in calendars, books, catalogues and recently in Quilting Arts Magazine.

News and Nature Programs: June 2022 🐝 06/01/2022

News and Nature Programs: June 2022 🐝

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News and Nature Programs: June 2022 🐝 Dear , We want to give a special thanks to everyone who formed a Birdathon team, sponsored a team, or participated in a Celebrate Birds event. Spring migration is a magical time of year, and we're always excited to take out so many enthusiastic participants during our Celebrate Birds ...


Can you guess our Macro of the Month for June?

Photos from Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's post 06/01/2022

Help slow the spread of Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) - an invasive insect that is rapidly spreading in Virginia.
Loudoun County’s Extension Office encourages the public to keep an eye out for the distinctive Spotted Lanternfly adults especially from early July through November. If you see one: 1) smash/kill it; 2) take a photo; 3) note your location; and 4) report it to loudoun.gov/spottedlanternfly.
See this link for more information https://loudounwildlife.org/2022/05/spotted-lanternfly-presentation/

Loudoun Stream Monitoring Information for June 06/01/2022

Loudoun Stream Monitoring Information for June

Loudoun Stream Monitoring Information for June -

Loudoun Stream Monitoring Information for June Intermittent rain showers on the afternoon of May 1 could not dampen the enthusiasm of the nine volunteers who conducted a benthic macroinvertebrate survey and measured the sodium chloride level of Broad Run in the Aldie community of Willowsford.  They determined that the stream met acceptable ecol...


Milkweed Pre-Order Sale
Time is running out and quantities are limited!
Order your plants today and pick them up on 6/11 at the Northwest Federal Credit Union Leesburg branch. Order here https://loudounwildlife.org/2022/05/milkweed-sale-june-11/


Water is vital to wildlife in our gardens. Join VCE Loudoun Master Gardeners to learn how to create a simple and beautiful wildlife pond to support toads, dragonflies, frogs, birds, mammals, and water-loving invertebrates.

Michelle Detwiler, owner of Wild About Native Plants, will present her favorite native plants best suited for in-pond life as well as plants for moist areas around the pond or elsewhere in the landscape. Dive in for more diversity in your space by joining the presentation here on June 2 at 7:00 pm - https://bit.ly/VCE220602


Congratulations to Heather and Mark Jeweler for achieving Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary certification for their property. Though new to their home, they have already made great strides supporting wildlife, by digging a pond and arranging for the installation of a seeded native-plant meadow. It's a pleasure to support their goals to better support wildlife at home and we also appreciate their rehab work at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center.


Thank you Wild Birds Unlimited for sponsoring the Birdathon!

With eleven Celebrate Birds events and over 100 volunteer leader hours, we shared the excitement of the spring migration with over 120 participants. Birdathon competition results of 13 teams will be posted soon wrapping up another fantastic year. Thank you to everyone who made this year a success; we've raised over $18,000 thus far!


Friday Eagle update...
Help us choose an official name for eaglet, DG1!

Calling all Dulles Greenway Eagle Cam Nest Fans! Please help us decide on an official name for our first eaglet, DG1. Our wonderful volunteers have selected three names for you to vote on. Voting is now open and will end on Monday, May 30 at 11:59 p.m.: https://forms.gle/nEB8MVBMUJ6Yfh2PA


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Happy Friday!


A beautiful sunrise greeted people for the Celebrate Birds Big Sit at Morven Park. Participants saw 63 species of birds throughout this 10-hour event, where participants stopped in for varying lengths of time. A big shout out to Loudoun Wildlife Volunteers, Bryan Henson and Allison Gallo, for braving the soaring temperatures to lead this program.
Read about what they saw and see a complete list at this link https://loudounwildlife.org/2022/05/big-sit-shade-required/

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