NATURE ADULT PROGRAMS
Caterpillars Count — Citizen Science
Butterfly, bird and bug enthusiasts, learn about one of the latest national citizen science projects and our efforts to report data from Reston. Volunteers are needed to collect data on the abundance and phenology of caterpillars and other insects during spring and summer. The information will help researchers relate trends in arthropod populations to bird populations and better understand how changes in climate and land use impact the plants and animals around us. Guest presenters: Elise Larsen, PhD, Georgetown University, and Don Coram, PhD, Virginia Master Naturalist 206201006 4/23 Tue 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free
Rain Barrel Workshop
Make your own 52-gallon rain barrel from a recycled pickle barrel. Rain barrels collect water from the roof and store it for use later. If you already have a barrel, volunteer to help others master the drill or place screens on their barrels. To register, visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ soil-water-conservation/rainbarrel by May 15. Limit two per household. To volunteer, contact Ha Brock at 703-435-7986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 5/18 Sat 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $55 per barrel
Adults. No registration required. Beginning and expert birders are invited to search for birds in some of Reston’s most beautiful natural areas. We will visit a variety of sites. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time. These walks are co-presented by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and The Bird Feeder store.
Early April Bird Walk: Bright Pond
4/7 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Bright Pond Lane, park at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Late April Bird Walk: Lower Glade Stream Valley
4/28 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road.
Early May Bird Walk: Glade Stream Valley/ Sapsucker Woods
5/12 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Glade Pool, 11550 Glade Drive.
Late May Bird Walk: Stratton Woods Park
5/26 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Stratton Woods Park, 2431 Fox Mill Road.
June Bird Walk: Walker Nature Center/Lower Snakeden Stream Valley
6/16 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Walker Nature Center, 11450 Glade Drive.
July Bird Walk: Twin Branches Nature trail
7/7 Sun 7:30 am - 10:30 am Park on Glade Drive near Twin Branches Road.
WILDLIFE COUNTS AND CLASSES Bird Class: An Introduction
Learn the basics of bird identification and how to look and listen for the common birds of Reston. Discover the major groups of birds and the best places to watch for them. Discuss a variety of bird guides, and take home a Checklist of Birds of Reston. Learn how to use eBird and support Reston’s biodiversity projects. Register by May 27. 206201205 5/30 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person, free for count participants
count. Register by May 29. 206201205 6/1 Sat 6:45 am - 12:00 pm Walker Nature Center Adults Free
Butterfly Class: An Introduction
Discover the colorful and diverse lives of Reston’s “flying flowers.” Learn how to identify Reston’s common butterflies and get a basic introduction to their life history. This class is a great way to prepare for the Reston Butterfly Count. Register by July 15. 306201205 7/18 Thu 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Walker Nature Center Adults $5/person, free for count participants
Summer Bird Count
Join us for the half-day annual Summer Bird Count throughout Reston’s natural areas. Meet local bird experts, learn tips on identification and have fun while helping us obtain important information to help our feathered friends. Volunteers enjoy a free lunch, tally results and swap stories at Nature House following the
TO REGISTER FOR ACTIVITIES, GO TO WWW.RESTONWEBTRAC.ORG OR CALL 703-476-9689 FOR MORE INFO.
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