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Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Three-day photo expo features free admission, free vendor demos and free classes for beginning photographers, as well as 15+ reasonably-priced advanced seminars, classes and lectures with experts like Bryan Peterson. Hands-on learning includes iPhone photography and shooting raptors (live hawks, owls and falcons) in a natural setting.

The 2013 Nature Visions Expo, organized by seven photography clubs of the Mid Atlantic Photography Association, comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia  on November 8-10, 2013 (8 minutes from I-66 Exit 44 at the Prince William campus of George Mason University).

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Save the Date: Nature Visions Expo is Nov. 8-10 in Manassas

Three-day photo expo features free admission, free vendor demos and free classes for beginning photographers, as well as 15+ reasonably-priced advanced seminars, classes and lectures with experts like Bryan Peterson. Hands-on learning includes iPhone photography and shooting raptors (live hawks, owls and falcons) in a natural setting.

The 2013 Nature Visions Expo, organized by seven photography clubs of the Mid Atlantic Photography Association, comes to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia  on November 8-10, 2013 (8 minutes from I-66 Exit 44 at the Prince William campus of George Mason University).

Loudoun County Invites Farmers To Participate in 2011 Fall Farm Tour

Loudoun County Invites Farmers To Participate in 2011 Fall Farm Tour

From the County of Loudoun:

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development has started planning for the 2011 Fall Farm Color Tour scheduled for Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, from 10:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m.

The Fall Farm Color Tour is a free, self-guided tour that is designed to showcase local, active farms in the county. The goal of the tour is to promote Loudoun County’s farms by sponsoring a weekend tourism event to increase awareness and educate the public about agriculture and the rural economy in Loudoun. It is also an attempt to inform consumers of what products are grown and are available locally.

Bear Sightings in Leesburg

Bear Sightings in Leesburg

Local Leesburg resident Oliver Peters found a large black bear in his backyard eating bird seed today. Peters said the bear looked like it was about 150 pounds and about four feet tall. He called the Town of Leesburg Police, but they were not interested and encouraged him to call animal control. The animal control center did not respond either. "So, what happens when Mr. Bear comes out in someone else's backyard with little kids playing?" said Peters. Has anyone else had a bear sighting lately? 

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

The Loudoun County Arbor Day Celebration

The Loudoun County Arbor Day Celebration

From Loudoun County:

The Loudoun County Arbor Day celebration is Saturday, April 30, 2011, at The Hill School, 130 South Madison Street, Middleburg.  Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. and will continue until 3:00 p.m.  The free, family-friendly event will feature many activities, exhibits and demonstrations highlighting the countless benefits that are associated with trees. Student winners of the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest will be recognized at the event by Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Edgar Hatrick, and Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet, who will be the keynote speaker for the event. The theme of this year’s poster contest is “Loudoun Celebrates Trees – The Anchors of the Earth.” 

The National Conference Center Hosts Earth Day Event On April 15

From Bendure Communications:

The National Conference Center (NCC) will hold its annual Earth Day event this Friday, April 15 at 9 a.m.  Approximately 30 students from the Sixth Grade Ecology Club at Belmont Ridge Middle School will be in attendance to help clean up the creek bed at NCC and to assist in the release of a red-tailed hawk, which is being brought over for release by Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. Blue Ridge Wildlife Center will also have some education animals on hand for kids to see.

NCC will unveil its new QR code Green Tour. American Disposal Systems will be on-hand to talk about recycling and Loudoun County Transportation representatives will be available to talk about NuRide. Brickman landscaping will be on site to plant three trees with the students.

The National Conference Center is located at 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, Virginia. 20175, event will be held in Parking Lot C.