october, 2021

21oct6:00 pm9:00 pmANS Annual Meeting

Event Details

Calling all ANS members and supporters! Be sure to join us for the 2021 Annual Meeting to celebrate the ways we’ve thrived during the pandemic and adapted to change. We’ll revel in the opening of our wheelchair accessible nature trail and the completion of our stream restoration.

The evening event will include recognition of volunteers and Natural History Field Studies graduates, an update on consideration of an organizational name change, and election of members to the ANS Board. Coffee and dessert will be served.

Please RSVP to this free event by registering online at https://anshome.org/annual-meeting-2021 by Friday, October 15. In-person attendance is limited. A virtual viewing option will be available. If we are unable to meet in person because of government gathering restrictions due to COVID, we will hold the Annual Meeting entirely virtually.

ANS members will vote on candidates for the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting. An official notice including profiles of the Board candidates nominated by the Governance Committee will be posted at www.anshome.org/board after October 1.

Mark Garland has been leading nature tours for over 35 years, running his own small company since 2005, and his wanderlust preceded his tour leading. In March, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought his travel, and his business, to a sudden halt. The following year brought uncertainty, fear, isolation, sadness, and a wide range or related emotions to us all. Mark couldn’t travel, he couldn’t take folks out on nature walks, but he could still go on walks by himself. That’s what he did, every day, always close to home and always with his camera in tow. Follow him along through his COVID year, through some of the lows, and see how birds and nature provided the necessary balm to get through that year, providing some surprise discoveries along the way.


(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST


Woodend Nature Sanctuary

8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA