After the ceremony, the ASNV naturalist, Cliff Fairweather, led a nature walk through the community.
Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary certification is based primarily on identifying at least 10 out of a list of 30 sanctuary species using the property in some way.
The species observed at EcoVillage
for certification include goldfinch, eastern towhee, Carolina wren, catbird, Baltimore oriole, dragonfly, mason bee, eastern box turtle, eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly and pileated woodpecker.
The use of environmentally friendly land management practices are another factor in certification.
shares our goal of creating ecologically sustainable communities that provide space for wildlife and protect water quality through conservation-oriented land management," said Cliff Fairweather
, adding, "They are a real model for other communities in Northern Virginia."
To find out more about the Audubon At Home Wildlife Sanctuary certification for EcoVillage
or to learn more about the Audubon at Home program, contact Cliff Fairweather
at 703-438-6025 or email@example.com.