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March 2015

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Can we count on you for the Bloomin' Birdathon?
Birders

The 35th Annual Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) Bloomin’ Birdathon starts April 22, 2015 and runs through May 25, 2015. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year. Over the course of one month each spring, teams and individuals count as many wildflower or bird species as they can at locations of their choice over one 24-hour period. Participants may solicit sponsors to pledge to donate to ANS based on the numbers counted.  Or you can participate by donating. All tax-deductible donations directly benefit ANS's environmental education and conservation programs. Register today.

Photo credit Chan Chao


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New! Bird House Build Off Contest 
Bird house from Shop

New this year! ANS is hosting a bird house building contest. Can you build the best nest?  Strut your feathers in this first-ever bird house build off, part of our annual Bloomin’ Birdathon. The competition is open to all ages. The finalists’ entries will be on display at our Woodend Nature Sanctuary headquarters, throughout the Birdathon, April 22 through May 25. Enter today. 


Birds of a Feather, Thursday, April 23 
Birds of a Feather cover
As part of our Birdathon, join author Colin Rees for a discussion of Birds of a Feather at Woodend Nature Sanctuary,Thursday, April 23 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Reception from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Light refreshments served. In the context of their gardens, neighborhoods and larger landscapes, Rees and Thomas provide a month-by-month account of their birding year, commenting upon what they see and hear. They also consider how our world is radically changing the lives of birds.  RSVP today

Two Blair Native Plant Garden Walks 
Stephanie Mason leading tour

Join ANS volunteer Liz Jones on a walk through the Blair Native Garden at Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Sunday, April 26 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am and come back again on Tuesday, May 12 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon as ANS Senior Naturalist Stephanie Mason leads you through the Blair Garden. Learn about native plants and count blossoms as part of the Bloomin' Birdathon. Register for both today.

Photo credit Cathy Grubman


Bird Eggstravaganza event

Walks & Binocular Basics, Saturday May 2  
Weekend Walk participants
Spend Saturday morning, May 2, with us at Woodend Nature Sanctuary. First, get your Birdathon count on during our FREE Beginner Bird Walk from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. Next, add to your count while enjoying Weekend Walks in the Woods from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.  And before you leave, check out Binocular Basics presented by Minox, USA Inc. to learn more about using binoculars and scopes. Register today

The Big Year Movie Screening event

Naturalist Quarterly  Birdathon Volunteers  
Spring 2015 Naturalist Quarterly Cover
Check out the Spring 2015 issue of the Naturalist Quarterly. Inside find Birdathon events and learn more about ANS's work in Virginia. Read now.
Master Naturalists birding
Volunteers are needed to help with this year's Bloomin' Birdathon events. If you are interested in helping out with any of the events, please email Alison Pearce
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Leesburg, VA 20175
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8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 301-652-9188
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