Nature Center

At over 5,000 square feet, the Broadlands Nature Center is the highlight of the community. Multiple events are hosted throughout the year. It not only houses animals, but is also the HOA staff offices. Stop by to visit our furry and scaly residents.

Additionally, the Broadlands Nature Center offers year-round programs to the residents of the Broadlands. The Nature Center is open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and three Saturdays per month from 10am-2pm. Please check the community marquees or call the Nature Center for Saturday dates. 


BEFORE YOUR VISIT, PLEASE READ THE: NATURE CENTER RULES


You can now like the Broadlands Nature Center on Facebook.


Broadlands Naturalist: The Naturalist’s hours vary, please contact the HOA office at 703-729-9704 or email Naturalist@broadlandshoa.com for information. Sign up for the Naturalist Newsletter by sending an email to naturalist@broadlandshoa.com so you don’t miss out on up-coming Nature Center Events and Programs.


Free Little Library Now Ready to Use at the Nature Center

What is a Free Little Library? It is a small model of a building that looks similar to a fancy mailbox or bird house that is used for people in a community to share books with one another. Because we are a Nature Center, our library will feature nature themed books.  Broadlands residents and other Broadlands Nature Center visitors will be able to stop by to donate nature themed books to the library, borrow books and return them, keep them or pass them on. There is no need to officially check out the books. They will also be able to sign the library guest book. If you have any extra field guides or nature books you would like to donate to help us keep it stocked, you can leave them in the box outside the naturalist’s office (next to Sunny the corn snake) in the Nature Center. You can learn more about the Little Free Library movement at littlefreelibrary.org/.


Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering to help take care of the animals at the Nature Center, please click on this form to download an application: Volunteer Form


ans logo.tree.text.stream.croppedNature Center Activities and Naturalist Programs

For a list of the current Nature Programs, please select: Nature Programs 


Scouting at Broadlands

The Naturalist at Broadlands provides an easy fun-filled way to earn your girl scout and cub scout nature and wildlife badges.  Come and explore our nature center, pond, creek and experience nature up-close! Non-Broadlands residents are welcome!

Please contact our Naturalist at naturalist@broadlandshoa.com if you are interested.