“Butterfly Gardening for Conservation” Next WABC Meeting

The Washington Area Butterfly Club meets the last Thursday of the month at Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington, VA.  Meetings are free and open to the public.  For information about the meetings, please contact  rsimms32573 || AT || aol || DOT || com.

NEXT MEETING:  7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, 2010

Speaker:  Mona Miller

“Butterfly Gardening for Conservation

Mona Miller has been raising butterflies and moths for conservation and creating habitat for them for seventeen years.  Mona will share details on how she gardens and raises butterflies and moths at home, plus her conservation project over the past 6 years at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.  Currently, she is working on a Natural History certification from the USDA/Audubon Naturalist Society to further her study of nature.

Directions to Long Branch Nature Center via Google Maps:  http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Long+Branch+Nature+Center+625+S.+Carlin+Springs+Road,+Arlington,+VA+22204&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=42.360237,59.326172&ie=UTF8&z=16

Directions from I-395:
Take the SEMINARY RD exit- EXIT 4. Turn onto SEMINARY RD going northwest.
Turn RIGHT onto CARLIN SPRINGS RD / VA-716.  Long Branch Nature Center is about 0.8 miles on the right behind a medical office building near a hospital. The Long Branch sign (which may be unlit on at least one side) and driveway are just before the office building. Follow the long driveway past the offices’ parking garage, through the woods, to the Nature Center parking lot. Walk up the incline to the Nature Center. ADC Northern Virginia Map 16, G-8.

Directions from Washington Beltway (I-495):
Drive EAST on ROUTE 50 about 5 miles.
Turn right (SOUTH) onto CARLIN SPRINGS ROAD.  The Nature Center is about 1/3 mile on the left behind a medical office building; the sign and driveway are just beyond the building (just before the building for those driving NORTH from COLUMBIA PIKE). Drive past the office building and down the wooded driveway to the Nature Center parking lot.

Directions by Public Transportation:
From Ballston Metro station (Orange Line) board the 25A bus towards Pentagon.
Bus Stop: CARLIN SPRINGS RD & 6TH RD SOUTH.
Walk in the same direction the bus was going, cross the street when you see the Nature Center sign, and continue on the long driveway past the medical offices’ parking garage, through the woods, to the Nature Center (about a 3-minute walk).

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