The call of the wild

For families who love to be outdoors, the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy is a great resource. The  all-volunteer non-profit doesn’t have a facility, but uses local parks, sanctuaries, private refuges, libraries and community centers to hold nature programs and events.

Coming up in a couple of weeks is the group’s Summer Nature Camp, A Natural History Day Camp. There are two sessions: July 7-11 and July 14-18. Here’s their program description:

Plan now for some summer fun and adventure for your children at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Campers entering grades three through six will have the opportunity to learn about and enjoy nature as they explore the woods, fields, and waters of this special place. This is a fee-based program ($120/week) and spaces will be filled on a first-come basis. The camp is jointly sponsored by LWC, PEC, FOBR, and PRCS. For more information contact Phil Daley at 540-338-6528 or pedaley@verizon.net.

Also of interest: the group’s great-looking new blog at http://www.loudounwildlife.org/blog/. Started on June 8, the blog entries cover “trip reports and local sightings, action alerts for speaking out to preserve and protect local wildlife habitat, special event announcements, tips on cool places to visit around Loudoun and more.” Here are some recent posts:

Habitat Restoration Event in Round Hill

First Butterfly Walk of the Season – 13 Species seen

Loudoun Wildlife Fest 2008 – A Success!

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