Calling all volunteers! If you are looking for a fun committee to volunteer on, THIS IS IT. Broadlands Live! is gearing up for yet another fantastic season and we need help from other music loving Broadlanders.
Please join us at 7:30pm on Monday, February 2nd to discuss the upcoming season and let us know how you’d like to be a part of the fantastic team of volunteers that puts this amazing event. The meeting will be held at the Clubhouse, located at 43360 Rickenbacker Square.
Ziggy is a red corn snake that was adopted by the Audubon Naturalist Society from a family who could no longer care from him. Ziggy is an environmental education animal who meets hundreds of children each year when they visit the Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg for Reptile birthday parties or for school or scout field trips. For the last two summers, we have been able to host Ziggy here at the Broadlands Nature Center while the Rust staff is off for the summer. This summer, Ziggy shed his skin two times while he was visiting the nature center. You can stop by to see the skin he shed when this video was taken on August 6th, 2014 and to see his neighbor, Sunny, our albino corn snake, who also meets many children each year. Corn snakes shed about once a month, more frequently when they are younger, and less frequently as they age. Snakes prefer not to be handled much around the time they are shedding. During the days before shedding corn snakes may have trouble digesting food, may be irritable, and you may notice that their eyes look bluer and their colors duller 3-4 days before shedding. You may also see them soak in their water bowls or rub their faces on the sides of their habitats in an effort to kick start the shedding process. As of today our resident snake, Sunny, is in the bluish stage. This explains why he refused food last Saturday and means we should see a shed in the coming days.
Due to the amounts and types of precipitation in the Northern Virginia area, Patriot Disposal will be suspending collection services on Thursday, February 13th and their office will be closed. Their primary concern is the safety of crews and customers. Both trash and recycling will be collected on our next regularly scheduled pick up day of Monday, February 17th.
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer? How about a Broadlands stainless steel laser engraved corkscrew for the wine aficionado? Available for $7.00 at the Nature Center. These corkscrews are sturdy, sleek, and stylish.
How about showing off your Broadlands pride around town with a car logo magnet? Perfect for the new driver in the family, and only $2.00.
Stop by the Nature Center during normal business hours to pick yours up today!
Loudoun County has launched a public health needs assessment to better identify those issues that are important to the community, how quality of life is perceived in the community, and what assets the county has that can be used to improve the community’s health. To that end, they have developed a brief, anonymous survey for county residents. Information can be found on their website at http://www.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=2335. A direct link to the survey is https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/loudounhealthcheck.