By Fairfax County Park Authority - Wednesday, January 23, 2013
NATURE, HISTORY AND HORTICULTURE IN FAIRFAX COUNTY
February 2013 Volume 13, Number 2
Which Witch is Your Favorite?
Maybe you know someone who adopted a stray cat, dog or bird that kept returning to their home. Naturalist Michelle Brannon just became a mom thanks to a Carolina mantis who picked Michelle to watch over her kids.
Gather Round the Farmers Table
It's time for the good stuff, straight from the farm. The Farmers Table returns to Frying Pan Farm Park's Visitor Center this spring. Meet local farmers and vendors, and take home seasonal produce, baked goods, meat, eggs, herbs, honey, artisan soups and yogurts. Family activities, too. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Frying Pan, 2739 West Ox Road in Herndon, VA., Feb. 21 through April 25.
We Need a Volunteer Who Eats
We need a food-loving volunteer, or at least one who doesn't mind being around food. We're looking for a Market Master for the Fairfax County Farmers Market at Lewinsville Park in McLean and an office/support volunteer at Green Spring Gardens. Contact Mae Carroll at (703) 642-0128 or visit the website.
Learn About Your Parks Through Our Blog
Upset by that Super Bowl kissing commercial? Wait'll you see this!
Here's what we're talking about on our blog:
Parks Are Natural
There are 140 Fairfax County Park Authority parks with natural areas. Find one near you.
Peek at Park Videos
Ever been to Hidden Pond Nature Center? If not, the video on the park's website will tell you what this small gem in Springfield has for you.
How about volunteering just for a few hours on a single day? You can do that through the Invasive Management Area program. Check out what IMA is all about in the Park Videos box on our website home page.
Still Room for Vendors at April's Community Flea Market
The community Flea Market at Hunter House in Vienna is Saturday, April 13. There are slots open for vendors. For information on reserving a spot, contact Barbara Ziman at 703-437-1794.
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