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Bluemont Junction Trail Update: April 13, 2012

If you walk or bike to Ballston Metro from the south-west, chances are you use the trail that cuts thru parkland from the intersection of George Mason Drive/Wilson Boulevard to the Fairfax Drive/I 66 exit. Did y0u wonder why 100 white pin flags suddenly appeared throughout … Continue reading

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Hickory Trees and Wildlife

Hickories are large trees that can reach 100 feet in full sun can spread as wide as they are tall.  If you are fortunate enough to have one in your yard,  you may see some beautiful moths and butterflies. One of … Continue reading

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Hackberries: Wildlife Provider

 Hackberries – The Celtis species are not anywhere near as important as the oaks in providing food for birds and other wildlife. But they have a few specific, mostly butterfly species that makes them one of my favorites. In our region, … Continue reading

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