can anyone recommend a good source of free/donated (or very low cost) native and regionally local seeds? most of the websites I see online (Prairie Moon, Select Seeds) are not from Virginia
Give me a call, Janet Davis @ Hill House Nursery. I sometimes have extra seed. Hoping other landowners will allow us to collect seed to increase our access to local ecotype
hi everyone, I’m new here, from Fairfax!
I had the privilege of being a citizen scientist with Cathy we did bird surveys over several years on various farms.I learned so much from her and had such a great time.It is hard to see birds in the field and not think of her. I hope she is still among them all.
Earth Optimism Summit: https://earthoptimism.si.edu/
Amy Johnson, TEDx Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_johnson_bringing_back_the_birds
Steph - thank you so much for sharing! Some of my first birding experiences were with Cathy as well!
It was an absolutely fantastic TED Talk!
I greatly appreciate getting this monthly pub.
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Thank you Maggi and Kathleen for the feedback!
Info about VA Birdscape: https://abcbirds.org/blog20/virginia-piedmont-grasslands/
Will the resources in the chat be available after the meeting?
Peggy- great idea. We plan to post a link to the replay on our website and can include links and resources mentioned there for easier access.
I read the Ecological Restoration paper last month. Very nice. Amazingly little work like that.
Presentation by Bert Harris from Clifton Institute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aleBbM1jSH0&t=1005s&fbclid=IwAR0eQi-C9Ju1CYJPzacyirgaJjMZzAE7huCXgF5OqM_8D1iFzM0tN6LcZG0soil carbon
Blessings to All !! from one living very close to SCBI. Be safe
Soil carbon storage in VA grasslands research: https://mbgecologicalrestoration.wordpress.com/2020/08/18/plant-diversity-soil-carbon-and-ecological-restoration-in-virginia-grasslands/
help with small landowner conservation- what can we do with less than 10 acres to help ecosystems
Thanks to VWL/Amy and team for all of your great conservation efforts - we are always so impressed!
The projects look amazing. How might volunteers get involved again? I’ve supported T’ai’s project since 2017 as a collector. will that be possible in 2021?
email again ?
I, too, would like to hear more about maybe working on studies on small landowner contributions down even to backyards to get more people involved. Also studying the problem of successful Bobwhite Quail reintroductions.
Marilyn - did that address what you are looking for? Just reach out to us and we can add you to the contact list for 2021 for more info about volunteering
If we haven’t volunteered in the past, we wouldn’t be able to volunteer in 2021 b/c of COVID, right? At least as things stand now
William and Caryl - great thank you for the feedback! We are glad to know there is more interest in conservation issues on smaller properties too and will definitely keep that in mind
Beatrice Von Gontard
NWF.org gives info on how to create wildlife habitat in your own backyard.
Yes - thanks Beatrice!
Lisa - thank you so much for the feedback! :)
I know about that, but I do see studies being done on the actual degree of difference if its making and impact. And also, on landowners 5-10 acres.
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Well done Amy!
Thank you -- great presentation and great work!
Jennifer Volgenau Wiley
Thanks so much! Loved the presentation!
Amy Johnson: JohnsonAE@si.edu
Thank you, Amy. Very impressive.
Thanks Amy and all your team. Looking forward to having our property be included in your research.
Amen, great presentation - thank you, Amy, and the whole VWL crew!
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Robert and Jeanne Mayo
Great work. We look forward to becoming involved.
Appreciate all you’re doing..especially for grassland birds!
Thank you! This was wonderful
THANKS! We are so excited about the Grasslands Initiative and moving forward with landscape conservation!
Impressive scope of work for VWL! Great job, Amy!
Thank you all for all you do!
Thank you, Amy and all the VWL crew! We are better with your work and dedication to our Piedmont's resources!
Charlotte Lorick LorickC@si.eduRigley, Bernadette RigleyB@si.eduCoscia, Jordan Taylor. CosciaJ@si.eduJustin Proctor firstname.lastname@example.orgGreen, Rachael GreenRE@si.eduAmy Johnson JohnsonAE@si.edu
Great ! I came in very late
Thanks everyone for the wonderful feedback!
Yay! Keep it going! I hope to volunteer with you again, particularly in the southern Shenandoah Valley.
Thanks Amy. For anyone who hold like to know more about the “mini VWL” grassland birds project that we have initiated in Hollywood, MD —“Saving Southern Maryland’s Grassland Birds through Bird-Friendly Mowing”— send me an email and I will send you the project description. Moulton.DavidH@gmail.com
Will those of us who participated in both the orchid and grassland surveys be notified?
The VWL model is spreading to other regions. A Texas working landscape group is forming, and Joe Guthrie is taking the model to central Florida
Thank ya'll !!
Thanks to Amy, Charlotte and the whole team. Great meeting, great work!
How you ya'll (anyone) feel today's gathering went ? (-:
Wonderful to engage. Thank you again.
Robert and Jeanne Mayo
Thank you so much. Have a great weekend.