Friends of Dyke Marsh
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Friends of Dyke Marsh is a volunteer group dedicated to preserving, restoring and enhancing Dyke Marsh, a freshwater tidal marsh in Fairfax County on the Potomac River just south of Alexandria, Virginia. The Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is administered by the National Park Service.
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"Our" Ospreys Star
The new video can be accessed here. The first video, Osprey Love Nest,, as well as other videos he has made about birds seen in the Dyke Marsh and Belle Haven areas, can be viewed here. An essay about ospreys appears in his book, The Fascination of Birds: from the Albatross to the Yellowthroat, which was published by Dover in May.
Beaver Activity in Western Dyke Marsh
Sunday morning bird walks
The weekly Sunday morning bird walks are held every Sunday morning all year. Meet at 8 a.m. in the south parking lot of the Belle Haven picnic area. Walks are led by experienced birders and all are welcome.
Nature's Free Services
Nature provides free services, from filtering water pollutants to providing medicines. You can read all about it in this article by FODM President Glenda Booth in Virginia Wildlife magazine.
Dyke Marsh Gets TV and Online Recognition
Producers of This American Land chose the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve as one of America's little known but special places. We agree. View a video of it online here.
FODM Meeting Calendar
The quarterly meetings of the Friends of Dyke Marsh in 2014 will be held on the dates below. All meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the
Huntley Meadows Park Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, VA
Wednesday, November 12, Bats -- The fascinating world of bats, our only flying mammal, their importance and threats.
FODM Plant Walk, July 26
NPS Saturday Walks Feature Biodiversity
The National Park Service is holding ranger-led Biodiversity Discovery Club explorations in the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve weekly on Saturday mornings from 9-11 a.m. from July 12 to August 23.
This free, family-friendly, hands-on program will focus on different groups of plants and animals each week. Meet at the entrance to the Haul Road Trail. Adults should accompany all children. For more information call 703-289-2552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Find Invasive Snails
Friends of Dyke Marsh, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.