Each new year is a surprise to us.
We find that we had virtually forgotten the note of each bird,
and when we hear it again, it is remembered like a dream,
reminding us of a previous state of existence…
The voice of nature is always encouraging
- Henry David Thoreau
Visit us on Facebook at : hittp://www.facebook.com/SecretGardenBirdsAndBees for the latest updates on what your wild neighbors are up to along with information about our upcoming programs and events.
Beekeeping is increasingly popular as a way to mitigate the many threats to pollinators. Read about what it takes to become a beekeeper and connect with local beekeeping resources in Northern Virginia.
Have you every been thrilled to see a hawk capture prey or been chilled by the eerie call of a great horned owl. Read more about our exciting wildlife education programs, events and activities with live birds of prey and how you can learn more about these fascinating creatures.
It is not so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world.
- Rachel Carson
Meadows provide beauty and a habitat for birds, bees and butterflies. They can also be easier to maintain than a typical garden or lawn. Read about the joy of having a meadow - large or small.
Read about our wildlife education programs, native birds of prey, our resident falconry birds, the sport of falconry and enjoy some true (or almost true) stories about VA, MD and DC raptors.