NVCT’s Nearby Nature Photo Competition, submit your photos now until Oct. 31. See more information at nvct.org/get-involved/2017-nearby-nature-photography-competition/. DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCT. 31!
Wed. Oct. 18 Birds, Butterflies, and Blossoms on the Blue Ridge–Managing your property for wildlife, biodiversity, and scenic beauty, 4 to 6 p.m., Piedmont Memorial Overlook, Paris, VA. The Blue Ridge Conservation Alliance is sponsoring this event on a 50-acre mountaintop preserve, along with NVCT and other organizations. Event is free, but reservations required, check online at www.pecva.org/events.
Sat. Oct. 21 Tour Historic Oak Hill, noon to 4 p.m., 4716 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale. The grounds of this colonial-era house are conserved by NVCT and Fairfax County. See the story at nvct.org/about-us/our-stories/oak-hill-remnant-of-a-grand-estate/.
Wed. Nov. 15 The Health and Ecology of Hunting Creek, 7:30 p.m., Huntley Meadows Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria. Speaker is Dr. Kim de Mustert, George Mason University Department of Environmental Science and Policy. NVCT is a cosponsor with the Friends of Dyke Marsh, Potomac Riverkeeper Network, and Sierra Club’s Mount Vernon Group. See more about NVCT’s Hunting Creek property at nvct.org/where-we-work/city-of-alexandria/.