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“Dog Days of Summer” Event

Provided by National Museum of the Marine Corps NMMC’s annual event celebrating the Dog Days of Summer! Bring the kids, there will be crafts, a puppet show and an animal scavenger hunt! Inside the Museum, there will be a Bulldog “Kissing Booth” and birds of prey on display from the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. Outside, on the grounds of the …

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Get the Picture at the Nature Visions Photo Expo

By Delia Engstrom If a picture is worth a thousand words, then there’s a lot to be said about the annual Nature Visions Photo Expo (NVPE). Every November, attendees are able to focus on all things photography related during this popular three-day educational seminar. Held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, the concept for NVPE began almost 15 years ago …

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​The Story of One Lucky Owl

Provided by Prince William County There is one lucky owl flying around Prince William County thanks to the help of kind residents and the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia. The bird was hit by a car this summer, rescued, rehabilitated and released back into the wild this past weekend at Silver Lake Regional Park in Haymarket. Owls often get hit by …

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Hawk Released After Being Rescued by Park Ranger

Provided by Prince William County On the afternoon of Jan. 3, Karen Shumake, a senior park ranger with the Prince William County Department of Parks and Recreation Department, heard police dispatch go out about an injured hawk located at the intersection of U.S. 29 and University Boulevard. Shumake hurried to get there and found an injured, female, red-tailed hawk in …

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