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We are grateful for your generosity throughout the year and especially now.


 

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Audubon Naturalist Society

Audubon Naturalist Society

EVENT: Join Rock Creek Conservancy and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to better understand the current state of the Beltway expansion project and what it might mean for our beloved parkland and creek. Planner Doug Stephens will present information about the potential impacts of each alternative being considered by the Maryland State Highway Administration on stormwater, habitat, parkland, and you!
DATE: Thursday, Aug. 13 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Register today! https://buff.ly/3ixezrl

Audubon Naturalist Society

Audubon Naturalist Society

Read this Washington Post story by Adrian Higgins to learn more about the challenges of invasive plants.

Audubon Naturalist Society

Audubon Naturalist Society

The State of Maryland has proposed to expand the Beltway (I-495) to accommodate 1-2 more lanes in each direction This includes more than five miles of roadway in the Rock Creek watershed—and right alongside Rock Creek. Join Rock Creek Conservancy and Montgomery-National Capital Parks and Planning to better understand the current state of natural and recreational resources in this area and what this project might mean for our beloved parkland and creek.

Planner Doug Stephens will present information about the potential impacts of each alternative being considered by the Maryland State Highway Administration on stormwater, habitat, parkland, and you! REGISTER at https://sforce.co/33R7oqd

@rockcreekconservancy

Audubon Naturalist Society

Audubon Naturalist Society

August is a great time to wander around a wetland and watch the aerial maneuvers of local dragonflies such as this showy Halloween Pennant. Well-named for its orange and black wings, the species is fond of foraging from high perches on plants, where at rest its wings often flutter like a flag or pennant. Once in motion, this insect with huge eyes and keen sight can hover, dive, fly backwards and upside down, all in pursuit of a meal.

Photo by ANS member Liz Jones.



Cathy Strager is one of the most fascinating nature storytellers I've ever heard. Education and entertainment are guaranteed. Join us! https://t.co/8UTd4G75eo



Cricket song is the soundtrack of late summer evenings. Learn to decipher it with Cathy Stragar of the DC/Baltimore Cricket Crawl during this Thursday's interactive online Naturalist Hour at 7pm: https://t.co/62ju4fPzvD https://t.co/eAZctCScPs

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"Then the hurricane came and devistation reigned" in our water! 🌧️

Isaias had a significant impact on bacteria levels this week!

CSO overflow at AR-5 this week so be cautious.

#whatsinthewater #dccitizenscience https://t.co/rxNoUMA7g2

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I will be doing a presentation on herps with @ANStweets next Tuesday at 7 pm. You can register on their website here https://t.co/cZN3rM3xdl https://t.co/qnM3fqqll3

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The Woodend Nature Sanctuary grounds remain OPEN until further notice.
Visitors are asked to follow social distancing protocols for outdoors.

Please note: Woodend’s vehicle entrances feature deer exclusion grates, which also preclude pedestrians and cyclists from crossing. All pedestrians and cyclists should enter Woodend through either the pedestrian entrance on Jones Mill Road to the right of the vehicle entrance or the pedestrian entrance on Brierly Road to the right of the vehicle entrance. Crossing the deer exclusion grates on foot or on a bicycle could result in injury.