Category: Seasons

Let Your Fall Leaves Lie

Let Your Fall Leaves Lie

It starts in late August. That’s when I usually spot the first few dry, brown leaves cascading to the ground. They are an early cue of the changes afoot that eventually will cause some birds to depart for warmer climates, insects and animals to seek shelter for hibernation, and many trees to shed their leaves. [...]

8 Great Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving

8 Great Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving

8 Great Ways to Green Your Thanksgiving Being green is about more than being eco-friendly; it’s about being a good citizen of the earth in ways that go far beyond the environment. When I think about being green, eco-friendly or earth-minded, I don’t just think about being kind to the environment. Sure, I think about [...]

Monarch Butterfly Watch and Tagging

Monarch Butterfly Watch and Tagging

The number of butterflies visiting my neighbor’s butterfly bush, which extends into our front yard, has been increasing steadily over the past couple of weeks. Especially the number of monarchs, which is particularly exciting. Somewhere along the way, I learned about the great migration of the monarchs, but I didn’t have a full appreciation of [...]

City of Alexandria Residents: Spring Clean-up on April 14

City of Alexandria Residents: Spring Clean-up on April 14

If  you live in the City of Alexandria, get ready for curb side clean-up, the annual event where you can put your bulky waste on the curb and say so long! Alexandria Spring Clean-Up* Saturdays, April 14 – May 5 (see web site to determine the date for your zone) Here is your big chance [...]

Fun Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Spring!

Fun Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Spring!

Happy Vernal Equinox! Today marks the first day of spring, when day and night are of equal length… how will you celebrate the day? This morning, I enjoyed a stroll through Huntley Meadows Park.  As I meandered through the park, I enjoyed the cacophony of birds in song and celebration. From Canada Geese to wood peckers, their [...]

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