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February 2014

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School Out? ANS Nature Camps Are In 

Summer campersWhen MCPS and LCPS are closed -- for one day holidays, Spring Break, and of course, summer -- students can head to ANS for our nature camps. Sign up for these upcoming camps: 

- School's Out Nature Camp at Woodend, Mon., Feb. 17
- School's Out Nature Camp at Rust, Mon., March 31
- Spring Break Camp: Spring Peepers, April 14 - 18

And, don't forget summer camp. Registration is open now. Sign up for summer camp today!  


It's Time to Act to Save Ten Mile Creek   
Jan. 27 Ten Mile Creek RallyThe Montgomery County Council’s worksessions on Ten Mile Creek are moving in the right direction, but they aren’t there yet in terms of fully protecting Ten Mile Creek. Another Planning, Housing & Economic Development (PHED) and Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment (T&E) worksession on Ten Mile Creek is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm. The County Council must act now to vote for a fully protective land-use plan for Ten Mile Creek. Email the Council Today

Nature Birthday Parties

Beat the Winter Blues by Getting Outside 
Point Lookout BirdingGot cabin fever? We have the cure with half a dozen field trips throughout the month of February for adults. Learn to ID trees in winter, bundle up and search for ducks in Southern Maryland, take a hike on President’s Day, or catch a peak at a flying squirrel.  Register for an adult nature program today.  

Annual Nature Travel Potluck, Sunday, Feb. 23 
Nature Travel Logo Join us for our Nature Travel Potluck, Sunday, February 23 from 5 to 7 pm at Woodend Nature Sanctuary. ANS trip leaders, fellow travelers, and all who are interested in Nature Travel are invited to attend this annual gathering.  Bring a dish to share (appetizers, main dishes, salads, sides or desserts – ANS provides the beverages). We'll look back at past ANS trips and look forward to those ahead. Bring a friend!  RSVP to Carol Hayes by February 19. 

Special Girl Scout Program at Rust, Monday, Feb. 17
Frosted branchThe Girl Scouts teamed up with ANS to offer Winter Wilderness Wonders, a special program just for Girl Scouts and their non-Girl Scout friends at Rust Nature Sanctuary on Monday, February 17, a day off from school. The girls will look for signs of animals and adaptations they use to survive the winter and get up close and personal with skulls and scat. Sign up today

Rent Woodend in Winter

Show Us Some Love this Valentine's Day 
Sandhill CranesYour membership dues, support and generous donations make it possible for ANS to protect and restore local streams and watersheds, teach the next generation of nature stewards, and connect thousands of children and adults annually to the wonders of nature. Thank you! This Valentine's Day, show us some love and help us do more. Give today.  

Winter Birdseed Sale at the Shop
Scarlett birdseedAll February long, ANS members can enjoy a 20 percent discount on birdseed at the Audubon Naturalist Shop. Not an ANS member? No worries, birdseed is discounted for you too at 10 percent off. The Audubon Naturalist Shop sells more than 4,000 pounds of birdseed each week! Get yours today. For prices and more information.  

Register for Preschool - Now Online! 
Preschool classJust seven short years ago, the Audubon Nature Preschool started with space for 15. Today, we have space for 70, and we've taken our admissions process online!  Apply online today.  And, join us for our last open house for the 2014-2015 school year, Saturday, February 8, 9:30 to 11 am. No reservations necessary and children are encouraged to attend. 

Voice of the Naturalist

Occoquan River Event Shop Volunteers Needed

Miss Rivershore pontoon boatSee eagles and early-returning osprey during a leisurely pontoon boat ride on the Miss Rivershore, Sunday, March 23, 10 am to 12:30 pm. RSVP today

Shop volunteerWe are looking for a few volunteers for the Audubon Naturalist Shop. Volunteers staff the shop Monday through Saturday. Interested? Contact Pam Herrick
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Rust Sanctuary
802 Childrens Center Road
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703-669-0000
Fax: 703-669-1234

Woodend Sanctuary, Headquarters
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 301-652-9188
Fax: 301-951-7179

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